Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy with the Elderly Client

  • Patricia A. Wisocki

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Behavioral Approach to Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia A. Wisocki
      Pages 3-51
  3. Factors Affecting Treatment of the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Nancy Keuthen
      Pages 55-72
    3. Kim E. Kendall, Patricia A. Wisocki, Dani B. Pers
      Pages 73-95
    4. Claire Morse, Patricia A. Wisocki
      Pages 97-120
  4. Treatment Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Benjamin L. Handen
      Pages 169-183
    3. Jane E. Fisher, William O’Donohue
      Pages 203-223
    4. Linda Warren Duke, William E. Haley, Thomas F. Bergquist
      Pages 245-272
    5. Mindy Engle-Friedman, Richard R. Bootzin
      Pages 273-298
    6. Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr., Charles J. Fogelman
      Pages 299-315
    7. Kathryn Larsen Burgio, Louis D. Burgio
      Pages 317-336
    8. Nancy Keuthen, Patricia A. Wisocki
      Pages 363-381
    9. Jeffrey J. Dolce, Patricia C. Dickerson
      Pages 383-402
    10. Joseph E. Struckus
      Pages 403-419
  5. Interventions in the Health and Community Care Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Judy M. Zarit, Steven H. Zarit
      Pages 439-458
    3. Robert C. Intrieri, Jeffrey A. Kelly
      Pages 459-478
    4. Nathan L. Linsk, Patricia Hanrahan, Elsie M. Pinkston
      Pages 479-504
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 505-510

About this book


Although we speak of "the elderly" as if there were one body of people with common characteristics, older adults are more heterogeneous than any other popu­ lation. People over the age of 65 are also the fastest-growing segment of the population in the United States, currently numbering 25 million. The majority of older adults reside in their communities; a small fraction of them are cared for in institutions. Most may expect to experience some kind of physical impairment. Approximately a quarter of the population may expect to suffer amental health impairment. While traditional therapies have not been especially effective for older adults, behavior therapy has shown exceptional promise as a treatment modality. This book presents a comprehensive explication of the relatively new field of behavioral gerontology. It was written for the clinician interested in the interaction of medical, environmental, and psychological variables and their effects on treatment of elderly clients and for the researcher who will be looking to extend knowledge about interventions with this population. It will be useful for the graduate student in clinical psychology, as weIl as the experienced clinician, who will want to include the elderly in his or her therapeutic population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia A. Wisocki
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0640-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0638-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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