Chapter 4. New Paradigm Principles for Intervention

  1. Elspeth Stirling practising clinical psychologist

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660089.ch4

Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

How to Cite

Stirling, E. (2010) New Paradigm Principles for Intervention, in Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660089.ch4

Author Information

  1. National Health Service in the United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683354

Online ISBN: 9780470660089



  • new paradigm principles for intervention;
  • person-centred ‘new’ paradigm;
  • success of a service - match or mismatch to actual needs of persons relying on it;
  • Getting To Know You (GTKY) - services for people with learning disabilities;
  • aim of GTKY, picture of meaningful life experiences with one person;
  • applied psychologist's toolkit;
  • GTKY, foundation, with strengths/needs and goal planning;
  • social roles, status, relationships, occupations, typical routines and places - contributing to our identity;
  • GTKY, guide to understanding life needs with older person;
  • ‘Getting To Know You’ and strengths/needs in support of person with cognitive disabilities in later life


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Levels of Need

  • Core Life Areas and Needs

  • Getting To Know You

  • An Example of a ‘Getting To Know You’ and Strengths/Needs Used in Support of a Person with Cognitive Disabilities in Later Life – Nancy