The purpose of this book is to disseminate 'best practice' models of treatment for the common mental health problems of late life, so that evidence-based practice will become the norm (rather than the exception) when working clinically with older adults. Each chapter will contain reviews of the empirical literature focusing on studies conducted with elders; then they will emphasize how CBT can be applied most effectively to that specific patient population. Case studies will be used to illuminate practice recommendations, and issues of diversity will likewise be highlighted whenever possible. Clinical researchers will also find this book useful because gaps in knowledge will be identified, and suggestions for future treatment oriented research will be made throughout the book. This is a unique volume in that it contains both solid reviews of empirically supported interventions for common mental health problems of older adults, as well as attention to emerging areas, in response to the needs of practitioners.

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