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Book Review   |    
George T. Grossberg
Psychiatric Services 2008; doi:
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edited by Sara H. Qualls and Bob G. Knight; Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons, 2006, 288 pages, $60

Dr. Grossberg is director of geriatric psychiatry and a professor at the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.

This text is edited by two noted geropsychologists and is part of a series in clinical geropsychology. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 deals with various aspects of depression and aging, including risk factors, protective factors, and assessment issues. Part 2 reviews various therapy systems that may be useful among elderly persons with depression, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and problem-solving therapy. In the last section, a particularly valuable chapter addresses psychotherapy in the long-term care environment. Lastly, a primer to help readers develop and manage a geropsychology practice is included.

Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults is a well-written, well-edited, clear, and concise book. The authors are mostly psychologists who are known in the emerging field of geropsychology. The book should prove valuable to psychologists, social worker therapists, and some psychiatrists who provide or plan to provide psychotherapy services to older adults. Its primary appeal is to current and future geropsychologists.




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