Cognitive behavioral therapy with suicidal older adults

David Coon, Helen M. DeVries, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article provides a cognitive-behavioral model for psychotherapeutic interventions with suicidal elders. The approach is based on a general model of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with older adults described in Laidlaw, Thompson, Dick-Siskin and Gallagher-Thompson (2003), with specific application to suicidal older adults (Coon & Gallagher-Thompson, 2001). The appeal of CBT in working with older clients is its practical nature and psychoeducational orientation aimed at empowering elderly clients to utilize the techniques outside the psychotherapeutic relationship, with the goal of helping elders develop skills that lead toward better daily self-management and increased life satisfaction. In addition, CBT can be effective in either an individual or group format (DeVries & Coon, 2002). This article begins with abrief review of the characteristics associated with suicide in this population, then describes a CBT model appropriate for use with elders struggling with affective disorders, suicidal ideation, or suicidal behaviors, and ends with a case example illustrating the model's use with suicidal older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-493
Number of pages13
JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Cognitive Therapy
Suicidal Ideation
Self Care
Mood Disorders
Suicide
Population

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Cognitive-behavior therapy
  • Older adults
  • Suicide
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Cognitive behavioral therapy with suicidal older adults. / Coon, David; DeVries, Helen M.; Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores.

In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Vol. 32, No. 4, 10.2004, p. 481-493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coon, David ; DeVries, Helen M. ; Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores. / Cognitive behavioral therapy with suicidal older adults. In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 2004 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 481-493.
@article{ded38970e46844469570047ae8933504,
title = "Cognitive behavioral therapy with suicidal older adults",
abstract = "This article provides a cognitive-behavioral model for psychotherapeutic interventions with suicidal elders. The approach is based on a general model of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with older adults described in Laidlaw, Thompson, Dick-Siskin and Gallagher-Thompson (2003), with specific application to suicidal older adults (Coon & Gallagher-Thompson, 2001). The appeal of CBT in working with older clients is its practical nature and psychoeducational orientation aimed at empowering elderly clients to utilize the techniques outside the psychotherapeutic relationship, with the goal of helping elders develop skills that lead toward better daily self-management and increased life satisfaction. In addition, CBT can be effective in either an individual or group format (DeVries & Coon, 2002). This article begins with abrief review of the characteristics associated with suicide in this population, then describes a CBT model appropriate for use with elders struggling with affective disorders, suicidal ideation, or suicidal behaviors, and ends with a case example illustrating the model's use with suicidal older adults.",
keywords = "Assessment, Cognitive-behavior therapy, Older adults, Suicide, Treatment",
author = "David Coon and DeVries, {Helen M.} and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson",
year = "2004",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1017/S1352465804001651",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "32",
pages = "481--493",
journal = "Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy",
issn = "1352-4658",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cognitive behavioral therapy with suicidal older adults

AU - Coon, David

AU - DeVries, Helen M.

AU - Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores

PY - 2004/10

Y1 - 2004/10

N2 - This article provides a cognitive-behavioral model for psychotherapeutic interventions with suicidal elders. The approach is based on a general model of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with older adults described in Laidlaw, Thompson, Dick-Siskin and Gallagher-Thompson (2003), with specific application to suicidal older adults (Coon & Gallagher-Thompson, 2001). The appeal of CBT in working with older clients is its practical nature and psychoeducational orientation aimed at empowering elderly clients to utilize the techniques outside the psychotherapeutic relationship, with the goal of helping elders develop skills that lead toward better daily self-management and increased life satisfaction. In addition, CBT can be effective in either an individual or group format (DeVries & Coon, 2002). This article begins with abrief review of the characteristics associated with suicide in this population, then describes a CBT model appropriate for use with elders struggling with affective disorders, suicidal ideation, or suicidal behaviors, and ends with a case example illustrating the model's use with suicidal older adults.

AB - This article provides a cognitive-behavioral model for psychotherapeutic interventions with suicidal elders. The approach is based on a general model of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with older adults described in Laidlaw, Thompson, Dick-Siskin and Gallagher-Thompson (2003), with specific application to suicidal older adults (Coon & Gallagher-Thompson, 2001). The appeal of CBT in working with older clients is its practical nature and psychoeducational orientation aimed at empowering elderly clients to utilize the techniques outside the psychotherapeutic relationship, with the goal of helping elders develop skills that lead toward better daily self-management and increased life satisfaction. In addition, CBT can be effective in either an individual or group format (DeVries & Coon, 2002). This article begins with abrief review of the characteristics associated with suicide in this population, then describes a CBT model appropriate for use with elders struggling with affective disorders, suicidal ideation, or suicidal behaviors, and ends with a case example illustrating the model's use with suicidal older adults.

KW - Assessment

KW - Cognitive-behavior therapy

KW - Older adults

KW - Suicide

KW - Treatment

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=4944220453&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=4944220453&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S1352465804001651

DO - 10.1017/S1352465804001651

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:4944220453

VL - 32

SP - 481

EP - 493

JO - Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

JF - Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

SN - 1352-4658

IS - 4

ER -