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Aging and Family Therapy
Practitioner Perspectives on Golden Pond

ISBN 9780866567787
Published March 27, 1989 by Routledge
260 Pages

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Book Description

Enhance the intervention strategies you use in therapy with older adults and their families. This significant new book provides practitioners with information, insight, reference sources, and other valuable tools that will contribute to more effective intervention with the elderly and their families. Outstanding scholars have contributed original material that addresses the major issues in treating the elderly from the practitioner’s point of view; the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual concerns of the aged are examined in order to formulate a systemic and comprehensive treatment plan. Destined to become a classic in a challenging new area of psychotherapy, the unique Aging and Family Therapy promises to guide and inform practitioners who will be called upon to provide assistance to the increasing number of older adults who will be in need of mental health services.

Table of Contents

Contents Aging and Family Therapy: An Introduction

  • Principles of Therapeutic Intervention With Elders and Their Families
  • Psychotherapy With the Elderly: A Systemic Model
  • The Life Review: An Underutilized Strategy for Systemic Family Intervention
  • A Life Systems Approach to Understanding Parent-Child Relationships in Aging Families
  • Family Caregiving and Aging: Strategies for Support
  • Reversible Mental Illness: The Role of the Family in Therapeutic Context
  • Caring for the Depressed Elderly and Their Families
  • A Systems Approach to Suicide Prevention
  • Roles of the Psychotherapist in Family Financial Counseling: A Systems Approach to Prolongation of Independence
  • Sexual Dysfunction in the Elderly: Causes and Effects
  • Legal Ramifications of Elderly Cohabitation: Necessity for Recognition of Its Implications by Family Psychotherapists
  • Older Families and Issues of Alcohol Misuse: A Neglected Problem in Psychotherapy
  • The Burden of Insight: A Basis for Constructive Response
  • Solution Focused Psychotherapy With Families Caring for an Alzheimer’s Patient
  • Retirement and the Contemporary Family
  • Bereavement and the Elderly: The Role of the Psychotherapist
  • Aging and Family Therapy: A Final Note

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