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Intervention Manuals

NEW: Effective Treatment for Late-Life Depression

Therapist Guide provides detailed information about a three-phase program of treatment for outpatients seen in individual psychotherapy. It is based on 20 years of clinical research and practice with depressed older individuals.
It can be ordered from Oxford University Press: www.oup.com/us
ISBN number: 978-0-19-538369-0.

Client Workbook contains all forms, worksheets and assignments that the client needs for treatment.
It also can be ordered from Oxford University Press, ISBN number: 978-0-19-538370-6.

These 2 books form a comprehensive treatment package designed to maximize the older adult clients' responsiveness to CBT.  These are part of the Oxford "Treatments that Work" Series. They are the first volumes to address the mental health needs of older adults.

CBT for Late Life Depression

Coping with Caregiving

The Coping with Caregiving workbook and class focuses on improving caregiver well-being by teaching strategies to use when caregiving responsibilities become stressful, and how to manage the difficult behaviors associated with their relative’s memory problems.  Material also reviews skills to improve your sense of well-being, including ways to relax and increase the pleasure in your daily life.

The course is made up of five modules:

Reference List

  1. Gallagher, D., Thompson, L., Baffa, G., Piatt, C., Ringering, L., & Stone, V.  (1981).  Depression in the elderly:  A behavioral treatment manual.  Los Angeles:  University of Southern California Press.
  2. Gallagher, D., Thompson, L., Silven, D., & Priddy, M.  (1985).  Problem solving for caregivers:  Class leaders’ manual.  VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
  3. Gallagher-Thompson, D., Rose, J., Florsheim, M., Jacome, P., Del Maestro, S., Peters, L., Gantz, F., Arguello, D., Johnson, C., Moorehead, R.S., Polich, T.M., Chesney, M., & Thompson, L.W.  (1992).  Controlling your frustration:  A class for caregivers.  VA Palo Alto Health Care System & Stanford Univ. School of Medicine.  (Note:  This refers to two English language manuals: a class leader and a class participant version).
  4. Gallagher-Thompson, D., Arguello, D., Johnson, C., Moorehead, R.S., & Polich, T.M.  (1992).  Como controlar la frustracion:  Una clase para cuidantes.  VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford Univ. School of Medicine.  (Note:  This refers to two Spanish language manuals:  a class leader and a class participant version.  These are the companion manuals to #3 above).
  5. Thompson, L., Gallagher, D., & Lovett, S.  (1992).  Increasing life satisfaction class leaders’ and participant manuals (revised version).  VA Palo Alto Health Care System & Stanford Univ. School of Medicine.
  6. Thompson, L., Gallagher-Thompson, D., & Dick, L.P.  (1996).  Cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life depression:  A therapist’s manual. VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  7. Dick, L.P, Gallagher-Thompson, D., Coon, D.W., Powers, D.V., & Thompson, L.  (1996).  Cognitive-behavioral therapy for late-life depression:  A patient’s manual (to accompany the above-cited therapist’s manual in #6 above).  VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
  8. Gallagher-Thompson, D., Ossinalde, C., & Thompson, L.W.  (1996).  Coping with caregiving:  A class for family caregivers.  Palo Alto, CA. VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  (Note: This refers to a new English language manual for leaders and class participants). 
  9. Gallagher-Thompson, D., Ossinalde, C., Menéndez, A., Fernandez, E., Romero, J., Valverde, I., & Thompson, L.W.  (1996).  Cómo mantener su bienestar.  Una clase para cuidadores. Palo Alto, CA: VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  (Note: This refers to a fully revised Spanish language manual for leaders and class participants. This is the companion manual to #8 above).
  10. Gant, J. R., Steffen, A. M., Silberbogen, A. K. & Gallagher-Thompson, D.  (2001).  The dementia caregiving skills program: Reducing distress and enjoying time with your family member (coach’s manual).  St. Louis, MO; University of Missouri at St. Louis.  (Note: This manual was developed, with an accompanying videotape, to use with homebound caregivers.  Content has been drawn from manuals #3 and 8 cited above. It is English language based).
  11. Gallagher-Thompson, D., Solano, N., McGee, J.S., Krisztal, E., Kaye, J., Coon, D., & Thompson, L. W.  (2002).  Coping with caregiving: Reducing stress and improving quality of life.  Stanford Univ. School of Medicine and VA Palo Alto Health Care System. (Note: This is a new manual for treating distress in family caregivers.  It represents a detailed revision of the manual listed as #8 above, with new material including a module on behavior management and another on end-of-life issues).
  12. Solano, N., Cardenas, V., Day, S.M., & Gallagher-Thompson, D.  (2002).  Reduciendo su tension y mejorando su calidad de vida: Una clase para cuidadoras.  Stanford Univ. School of Medicine & VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  (Note: This is the Spanish language version of the caregiving manual listed as #10 above.  Authors listed are the translators of the material).
  13. Tang, P., Wang, P.C., Leung, L., Liu, A., Tse, C., Pu, C. Y., & Gallagher-Thompson, D.  (2002). Coping with caregiving: Reducing stress and improving quality of life (IN CHINESE).  Stanford Univ. School of Medicine & VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  (Note: This is the Chinese language version of the caregiving manual listed as #10 above. Authors listed are the translators of the material). 
  14. Gallagher-Thompson, D & colleagues. (2007, in preparation). Coping with Caregiving: Developing skills to enhance quality of life. Stanford University School of Medicine & VA Palo Alto Health Care System. (Note: This is a completely revised & updated version of manuals #8 & #11, above, based on 10 years of leaders and caregiver participants’ feedback).
     
    Eto-Iwase, T., Gallagher-Thompson, D. and associates.  (2008).  Coping with caregiving: Reducing stress and improving quality of life (This is a JAPANESE Language Version of the most recent English version of the Coping with Caregiving Manual).
  15. Azar, A., Dadvar, F., Wilson-Arias, E., Jimenez, D., Dupart, T., Gray, H., and Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2007, in preparation).  Coping with Caregiving: An Intervention Manual for Caregivers Where English is Not Their First Language. This manual is a simplified version of the basic Coping with Caregiving program that uses less text, more illustrations, and fewer home practice assignments. Portions of this manual have been pilot-tested with Farci-speaking and Spanish-speaking caregivers in the Bay area and it appears to be successful.
  16. Gallagher-Thompson, D.& Thompson, L. W. (2010) Effective Treatment for Late-Life Depression: A Therapist Guide. NY: Oxford University Press.
  17. Thompson, L.W., Dick-Siskin, L., Coon, D. W., Powers, D. & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2010) Effective Treatment for Late-Life Depression: A Client Workbook. NY: Oxford University Press.

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