Balancing Between Empirically-Supported Methods and Individualized Treatment Design in the Case of Geoffrey
Keywords:African American, aging, comorbidity, transdiagnostic approach, augmenting cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), baby boomers
This is a response to the commentaries by Dr. Knight (2008) and Dr. Hyer (2008) on “The Case of Geoffrey” (Mohlman et al., 2008). The response focuses on three major themes: the notion of cultural competence in the psychotherapeutic setting; possible risks inherent in and alternatives to the medicalization of mental health treatment for older adults; and the growing use of cognitive remediation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. We also address some of the other excellent issues raised by Drs. Knight and Hyer regarding cohort effects in the study of older therapy clients and missing elements in the case of Geoffrey.
How to Cite
Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. The author has agreed to the journal's author's agreement.
All articles in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.