ERIC Number: ED211867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Short-Term Cognitive Group Therapy With Elderly Clients: Training Manual for Mental Health Professionals.
Paley, Evelyn S., Ed.; And Others
This manual is designed for mental health center staff members to design effective interventions with elderly clients in short-term groups. Chapter One briefly describes a project which uses the therapy techniques of Cognitive Restructuring Therapy (CRT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and Life Review with groups of elderly persons to determine their efficacy in decreasing anxiety and depression levels and improving their quality of life. Detailed session-by-session descriptions of the three intervention strategies are given in Chapters Two (CRT), Three (TA), and Four (Life Review). A list of recommended readings that provide background information is included at the end of each chapter. Chapter Five provides further information about the project and summarizes results and conclusions. A comparison of nursing home residents, the community elderly in the project, and a no-intervention control group is included. The appendices contain forms and worksheets from the project. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Colorado Seminary.