Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brad Donohue, Michel Hersen, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 3-10
    3. William Harry Pettibon, Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Michel Hersen
      Pages 11-33
    4. Barry Edelstein, Natalie Staats, Kimberly D. Kalish, Lynn Emer Northrop
      Pages 35-68
    5. Geoffrey Tremont, Wiley Mittenberg
      Pages 69-89
    6. Benoit H. Mulsant, Bruce A. Wright
      Pages 91-101
    7. C. V. Haldipur, Marilyn S. Ward
      Pages 103-125
    8. Louis D. Burgio, Ellen M. Cotter, Alan B. Stevens
      Pages 127-145
  3. Specific Disorders and Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Ron Acierno, Michel Hersen, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 149-180
    3. Leah P. Dick, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
      Pages 181-208
    4. Linda Teri
      Pages 209-222
    5. Shirley M. Glynn, Kim T. Mueser, Stephen J. Bartels
      Pages 223-244
    6. Johnny L. Matson, Linda A. LeBlanc
      Pages 245-257
    7. Roger L. Patterson
      Pages 259-279
    8. Larry W. Dupree, Lawrence Schonfeld
      Pages 281-297
    9. William T. O’Donohue, Benjamin Graber
      Pages 299-313
    10. Gary R. Birchler, William Fals-Stewart
      Pages 315-333
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 335-351

About this book


This multiauthored introductory textbook could not have been conceived or brought to fruition 10 or 15 years ago. Indeed, at that time relatively little attention was accorded to the psychological needs of older adults. The general tenor of the field then was that older adults would not benefit from psychological intervention. As we now know, this was a faulty assumption that has been discredited with empirical data. Indeed, clinical research data adduced, primar­ ily in the last decade, clearly documents that older adults do benefit from specific psychotherapies that are tailored to their unique presentation of symptoms. Given the explosion of interest in this area (as evinced by increased investi­ gatory activity, national funding, and media attention) and the increased number of masters-and doctoral-level courses devoted to this topic, we felt that the time was right for a textbook in the area. Such flurry of activity also has been fueled by statistics showing how our population by the year 2030 will consist of 30% who are senior citizens. Moreover, since 12% of older adults in the community are estimated to have diagnosable psychiatric disorders and 40% to 50% of older adult medical inpatients have a concomitant psychiatric disorder, the task for clinicians in the next century will be overwhelming.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Hersen
    • 1
  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Psychological StudiesNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0297-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0295-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-709X
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