Treating Later-Life Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Workbook (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190068394

Ann M. Steffen; Leah P. Dick-Siskin; Ann Choryan Bilbrey; Larry W. Thompson; Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
384 ページ
216 x 279 mm
Treatments That Work

Depression is a leading mental health concern in aging individuals. Written to be used in collaboration with a qualified mental health professional, Treating Later-Life Depression: Workbook is designed to address and alleviate depression and related concerns (chronic pain, sleep problems, anxiety, brain health, family caregiving and grief) in middle-aged and older adults. This practical Workbook, along with its companion Clinician Guide, reflects the latest scientific and clinical advances in cognitive-behavioral therapy for age-related problems, in individual, group, and telehealth formats. Along with learning how to re-engage in a meaningful daily life, individuals will build skills using personalized change strategies such as problem solving, relaxation training, self-compassion, reframing unhelpful thoughts and effective communication practices, among others. The Workbook closes with resources to support middle-aged and older adults' ongoing efforts at achieving and maintaining a greater sense of wellbeing.


Part I: Core Modules of Treatment (For Most Clients)

Module 1: Skills for Getting Started - Planning Your Treatment
Module 2: Skills for Feeling - Recognizing and Managing Strong Emotions
Module 3: Skills for Doing - Values-Based Living and Solving Problems
Module 4: Skills for Thinking - Self-Compassion and Helpful Thoughts
Part II: Personalized Modules (For Some Clients)

Module 5: Skills for Brain Health - Healthy Cognitive Aging
Module 6: Skills for Managing Chronic Pain - Improving Daily Life
Module 7: Skills for Health Sleep - Resting Better and Longer
Module 8: Skills for Caregiving - Reducing Stress while Helping Others
Module 9: Skills for Living with Loss - Bereavement and Grief
Module 10: Skills for Relating - Getting Along and Communicating Your Needs
Part III: Final Core Module of Treatment

Module 11: Skills for Wrapping Up - Finishing Treatment
Part IV: Additional Resources

California Older Person's Positive Experiences Schedule-Revised (COPPES-R)
National Resouces for Older Adults


Ann M. Steffen, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified geropsychologist and professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Leah P. Dick-Siskin, PhD has almost two decades of experience coordinating geriatric partial hospitalization programs and co-authored the book Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older People. Ann Choryan Bilbrey, PhD completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and is the Associate Director of the Optimal Aging Center. Larry W. Thompson, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified geropsychologist and an emeritus professor from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the co-founder of the Optimal Aging Center. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified geropsychologist and active emerita professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the co-founder of the Optimal Aging Center.