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The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-03727-0
288 pages
March 2011
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The Bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals

The Older Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.

  • New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions

  • Organized around 30 behaviorally based presenting problems including depression, unresolved grief, life role transition, and substance abuse

  • Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options

  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem

  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

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PracticePlanners® Series Preface.



Sample Treatment Plan.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL/IADL) Deficits.


Caregiver Distress.

Communication Deficits.

Decisional Incapacity.


Disruptive Behaviors of Dementia.

Driving Deficit.

Elder Abuse and Neglect.


Grief/Loss Unresolved.

Interpersonal Disputes.

Life Role Transition.

Loneliness/Interpersonal Deficits.


Medical/Medication Issues Unresolved.

Memory Impairment.

Nutritional Deficits Unresolved.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.


Paranoid Ideation.

Persistent Pain.


Residential Issues Unresolved.

Sexually Inappropriate Behavior.

Sleep Disturbance.


Spiritual Confusion.

Substance Abuse/Dependence.

Suicidal Ideation/Behavior.

Appendix A: Bibliotherapy Suggestions.

Appendix B: Professional References for Evidence-Based Chapters.

Appendix C: Recommended Assessment Measures for Non-Evidence-based Chapters.

Appendix D: Index of DSM-IV-TR™ Codes Associated with Presenting Problems.

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Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., PhD, is the Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners®. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He was the founder and director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for twenty-five years. He is the author or coauthor of over forty books and conducts training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

Deborah W. Frazer, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with older adults for more than thirty years as a clinician, teacher, administrator, and consultant. Dr. Frazer is the author of more than thirty articles and book chapters related to work with older adults. She has written, taught, and developed programs in public, nonprofit, and corporate settings, and is currently an independent practitioner and consultant.

Gregory A. Hinrichsen, PhD, is a geropsychologist with thirty-five years of experience in the field of aging. During his career, he has provided clinical services to older adults, conducted gerontology research, directed geropsychology training programs, and contributed to aging public policy. Dr. Hinrichsen is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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