CBT with Older People
- 3 weeks
- Weekly study
- 3 hours
- Start date
- Date to be announced
This online course provides an efficient introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with older people.
You’ll first cover the basic theory and practice of CBT, before focussing on how working with older people can be different, because of comorbidity, complexity, chronicity, and continuity and contextual factors.
You’ll also become knowledgeable about normal and healthy ageing - as well as late life depression and anxiety disorders - which may influence your expectations for optimal treatment outcomes when using CBT with older people.
- Introduction to CBT, covering the fundamentals of an evidence-based approach to structured psychological therapy for depression and the anxiety disorders.
- Introduction to Ageing. Providing a contemporary account of ageing in the UK and within a modern global approach to ageing. Completing this course students will have a greater appreciation of what is and isn’t normal ageing.
- Introduction to age-appropriate CBT. A modern theory enhanced account of how CBT is different with Older People with a description of some new age-specific cognitive and behavioural interventions.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
- Discuss CBT theory and how this is relevant for effective treatment outcome
- Describe normal ageing and how this may be important when using CBT for late life depression and the anxiety disorders
- Develop a working knowledge of the latest evidence on efficacy of CBT with Older People
- Describe an age-appropriate approach to CBT and when it may be used.
- Create a treatment plan for CBT with Older People
This course is designed for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, allied health professionals, nurses and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) professionals, who come into contact with older people in clinical practice.