Print this page Share

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, 2nd Edition

Robert T. Woods (Editor), Linda Clare (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-01230-7
658 pages
February 2008
Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, 2nd Edition (0470012307) cover image


The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition retains the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. Contributions from the UK,  North America, Scandinavia and Australia provide a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.
See More

Table of Contents

About the Editors

List of Contributors


Chapter 1. Introduction
Bob Woods

Part I. Ageing

Chapter 2. Ageing and Adaptatio
Peter Coleman and Ann O’Hanlon

Chapter 3. Memory and Cognition in Ageing
Boo Johansson

Chapter 4. Ageing and Physical Health
Val Morrison

Chapter 5. Death, Dying and Bereavement
Jan Oyebode

Part II. Psychological Problems

Chapter 6 Manifestations of Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults
Inger Hilde Nordhus

Chapter 7. Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Later Life
Bob Woods

Chapter 8. Psychological Trauma in Late Life: Conceptualisation, Assessment and Treatment
Steve Davies

Chapter 9. Late-onset Psychosis
Linda Clare and Sharon Giblin

Chapter 10. Dementia as a Biopsychosocial Condition: Implications for Practice and Research
Murna Downs, Linda Clare and Elizabeth Anderson

Chapter 11. The Neuropsychology of Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders
Robin Morris

Chapter 12. Parkinson’s Disease
Peter Hobson

Chapter 13. Stroke
Janet Cockburn

Chapter 14. Sleep and Insomnia in Later Life
Kevin Morgan

Part III. Service Context

Chapter 15. Values and Diversity in Working with Older People
Kate Allan

Chapter 16. Family Caregiving: Research and Clinical Intervention
Steve Zarit and Anne Edwards

Chapter 17. Residential Care
Bob Woods

Chapter18. Elder Abuse and Neglect
Alice Reay and Kevin Browne

Chapter 19. Primary Care Psychology and Older People
Gita Bhutani

Chapter 20. Ageing, Dementia and People with Intellectual Disability (Chris Oliver, Dawn
Adams and Sunny Kalsy

Chapter 21. Palliative Care for People with Dementia: Principles, Practice and Implications
Katherine Froggatt, Murna Downs and Neil Small

Part IV. Assessment

Chapter 22. Neuropsychological Assessment of the Older Person
Linda Clare

Chapter 23. Assessing Function, Behaviour and Need
Adrienne Little and Breid Doherty

Chapter 24. Assessing Mood, Well-being and Quality of Life
Bob Woods

Chapter 25. Capacity and Consent: Empowering and Protecting Vulnerable Older People
Charles Twining

Part V. Intervention

Chapter 26. The Socio-cultural Context in Understanding Older Adults: Contextual Adult Life Span Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy
Bob Knight and Cecilia Poon

Chapter 27. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People
Ken Laidlaw

Chapter 28. Psychoanalysis and Old Age
Rachael Davenhill

Chapter 29. Systemic Interventions and Older People
Alison Roper-Hall

Chapter 30. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Later Life: Special Considerations, Contributions and Future Directions
Margaret Crossley

Chapter 31. Psychological Interventions with People with Dementia
Bob Woods and Linda Clare

Chapter 32. Interventions for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia
Henry Brodaty and Karen Berman

Chapter 33. Challenging Behaviour in Dementia: A Psychosocial Approach to Intervention
Mike Bird and Esme Moniz-Cook

Chapter 34. Interventions at the Care Team Level
Dawn Brooker


See More

Author Information

Bob Woods has been practising as a clinical psychologist with older people for over 30 years. His interest was activated prior to clinical training by his experience working initially as a clinical psychologist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where the is a strong tradition of old age research. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointment at the Institute of Psychiatry. London and University College, London. In both settings he was heavily involved in training clinical psychologist in work with older people. in 1996, he was appointed to the first Chair in Clinical Psychology with Older People in the UK, At the University of Wales, Bangor, where he is also-Co-Director of the Dementia services Development Centre Wales, Academic Directors of the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme and Director of the Wales Dementias Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (NEURODEM Cymru). His publications have included over 120 books, book chapters and journal articles, and his research has included studies on both depression and dementia,on assessment and therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. he received the Alzheimer's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzhemier's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzheimer's Society twenty-fifth Anniversary Award "for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the twenty-fifth Anniversary Award 'for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the cause of people with dementia and their careers in 2004, and the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology M B Shapiro Award, for a career contribution to the development of clinical psychology in 2006. He continues o work clinically, in the Bangor memory Clinic.

Linda Clare is a chartered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. She holds the post of Reader in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, interests focus primarily on the theoretical and clinical issues surrounding awareness and self-concept, the impact of progressive cognitive impairment on self and relationship and the potential of neuropsychological rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia. Her career and recent research focuses on the application of cognitive rehabilitation for people with early stage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing feels of people with early sage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing levels of awareness in people with early-stage dementia, and on issue sin family caregiving. She has also published a substantial set of qualitative studies analyzing the subjective experience of dementia and the way in which both people with dementia and their family members attempt to adjust and cope at different stages of he disorder. As well as publishing over 70 journal articles, Dr Clare has coauthored a book for patients and families on coping with memory problems and has authored and coedited texts on cognitive rehabilitation in dementia and on disturbances of awareness. She currently serves as Editor for the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Group, is on the Editorial board of the journal Neuropsychological rehabilitation, and contributes to a number of research and professional networks. In 2003, she received the May Davidson Award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology.

See More


"This extremely comprehensive Handbook is an excellent reference guide to work with older people. It communicates motivation and inspiration in working with a client group that is still inevitably a "silent minority." (Ageing & Society, October 2008)
See More

Buy Both and Save 25%!


Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, 2nd Edition (US $280.00)

-and- Unmasking Psychological Symptoms: How Therapists Can Learn to Recognize the Psychological Presentation of Medical Disorders (US $65.00)

Total List Price: US $345.00
Discounted Price: US $258.75 (Save: US $86.25)

Buy Both
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.

Related Titles

Back to Top