Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older Adults
Bob G. Knight and Nancy A. Pachana
Elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years. The types of problems faced by this population are quite distinct and often more complex than those faced by younger adults, and throw up many new challenges - in both assessment and treatment.
This online resource discusses how psychological assessment needs to be more tightly integrated with therapy, especially with older adult clients. Using the Contextual Adult Lifespan Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy (CALTAP) as a framework for applying knowledge about developmental, social contextual, and cohort/generational factors that influence age differences in response to psychological assessment and therapy, it presents an integrated framework for psychological assessment and therapy with older adults.
quality of life,
later lifespan issues,
- Oxford University Press
- Print Publication Date:
- Jan 2015
- Print ISBN-13:
- Published online:
- May 2015