Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life highlights that any attempt to work psychotherapeutically with older people must take into account the effects of working within a context of institutional ageism. It explores the specialist skills required when working with older people, covering:
* the delayed effects of early trauma
* narcissism and the re-emergence of borderline traits and dissociative states
* the emergence of treatment resistant depression and anxiety
* the use of the cognitive analytic therapy model to challenge the child centred paradigm of psychoanalytic theory.
Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists alike will find this an illuminating and thought provoking book.
Hepple, Sutton, Introduction. Part 1: Ageing, Ageism and CAT: The Theoretical and Sociological Context of Psychotherapy with Older People. Hepple, Introduction to Part 1. Sutton, Leiman, The Development of the Dialogic Self in Cognitive Analytic Therapy: A Fresh Approach on Ageing. Hepple, Ageism in Psychotherapy and Beyond. Dunn, Why do so Few Become Elders? Loates, Individual CAT with Older People: Clinical Examples. Part 2: The Developmental Conditions of Later Life from a CAT Perspective. Hepple (With Narcissus Myth as Abridged by Dunn), Introduction to Part 2. Ennis, King Lear: The Mirror Cracked. Loates, The Case of Michael. Robbins, Sutton, A Coming Together of CBT and CAT: Sequential Diagrammatic Reformulation of the Long Term Effects of Complex and Distant Trauma. Hepple, Borderline Traits and Dissociated States in Later Life. Sutton, Cultures of Care in Severe Depression and Dementia.