Chapter 26. The Socio-Cultural Context in Understanding Older Adults: Contextual Adult Lifespan Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People3 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant4
  1. Bob G. Knight1 and
  2. Cecilia Poon2

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch26

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Knight, B. G. and Poon, C. (2008) The Socio-Cultural Context in Understanding Older Adults: Contextual Adult Lifespan Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA90089, USA

  2. 2

    Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA90089, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185

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Keywords:

  • Cohort-based Maturity Specific Challenge model (CCMSC);
  • compromised cognitive capacity in ageing;
  • Contextual Adult Life Span Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy (CALTAP);
  • cohort beliefs and behaviours;
  • older clients and socio-cultural context

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Individual and Contextual Factors

  • Conclusion

  • References