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Psychological treatments 

Psychological treatments
Psychological treatments

Philip Wilkinson

and Ken Laidlaw

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date: 18 October 2021

This introductory chapter provides a summary of the range of psychological treatments used with older people, and the main clinical applications of each treatment. It reviews possible barriers to uptake of psychological treatment by older people and how these barriers may be overcome. It provides an overview of the range of efficacious psychological treatments for older people with consideration of indication, access, and adaptation, and then discusses different modes of delivering treatment, including collaborative care models. It then reviews the modification of psychological treatments for working with people experiencing cognitive impairment and it briefly covers the approaches to working in dementia care.

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