Psychotherapy in nontraditional settings: A case of in-home cognitive-behavioral therapy with a depressed older adult

Molly Maxfield, Daniel L. Segal

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Abstract

The underuse of psychological services among older adults is quite common. A variety of barriers contribute to this problem, one of which involves the difficulties associated with getting to appointments. The inability to attend appointments is frequently attributable to the occurrence of age-related physical limitations leaving the individual homebound. This case study offers an illustration of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in the treatment of a depressed homebound older adult with limited social and financial resources. Special consideration is given to difficulties often experienced by older adults and the unconventional circumstances associated with providing in-home psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-166
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Case Studies
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Depression
  • Elderly
  • Home-based treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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