Psychological Therapies for the Elderly

1st Edition

Ian Hanley, Mary Gilhooly

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9781138315792 - CAT# K391275
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry


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Prior to publication, it had only recently been appreciated that psychology had a great deal to offer in therapeutic terms to a wide range of patients, and was not merely concerned with assessing and identifying problems. This is particularly so with the elderly where physical and mental problems and multiple pathology are compounded, and where psychological aspects of the quality of life are so important.

The focus of this book, originally published in 1986, is on therapeutic approaches and the effective implementation of services. While the book is aimed particularly at clinical psychologists, it will also be of great interest to medical, nursing or occupational therapy staff working with elderly people.

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