Treating late life depression a cognitive behavioral therapy approach therapist guide treatments that work 1st edition by dolores gallagher thompson author visit amazons dolores gallagher thompson page find all the books read about the author and more . This therapist guide is designed to give mental health professionals the necessary tools to assess and treat depression with or without accompanying anxiety in the elderly designed specifically for use with older adults the three phase cognitive behavioral therapy cbt treatment described generally is delivered over the course of 16 20 sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of late life depression by dolores gallagher thompson phd erin l cassidy eagle phd cbsm and laura bodin dunn md todays geriatric medicine vol 10 no 1 p 22 cognitive behavioral therapy emphasizes a focus on thinking patterns and behavioral patterns rather than on emotions. 9 many of todays cognitive behavioral therapists would agree that a becks approach to therapy should continue to be followed without modification b negative cognitions should be accepted not necessarily eliminated c acceptance and commitment therapy is outdated and no longer useful. Cognitive therapy for depression teaches people how to use a mental toolkit to challenge negative thoughts over the long term this process can bring about positive changes in how a depressed
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