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Steve Davies National Clinical Advisor for Older People Going for a walk later: Older People, Ageism, CBT and the real language of IAPT access.

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1 Steve Davies National Clinical Advisor for Older People Going for a walk later: Older People, Ageism, CBT and the real language of IAPT access

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3 Access: The Holy Grail? "Old man!" "I'm 37, I'm not old." "well, I can't just call you man, can I?" "You could call me Dennis" "I didn't know you were called Dennis." "Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?"

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5 What is the psychological IMPACT of ageing? Losses and gains or just losses? A time for universal marble loss? A time for realistic depression? Daytime TV, bowels and tepid tea? Ill, in a home, alone, poor support

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7 What other impacts are there? Retirement Grandparenthood Money Friends, Family and remembering Culture and Country Illness Dementia

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9 Freud puts his foot in it at 48 “The age of patients has this much importance in determining their fitness for psycho-analytic treatment, on the one hand, near or above the age of 50 the elasticity of the mental processes, on which the treatment depends, is as a rule lacking – old people are no longer educable – and, on the other hand, the mass of material to be dealt with would prolong the duration of treatment indefinitely.” (Knight in Woods, 1999).

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11 A More Helpful Psychological Model? KNIGHT’S MATURITY-SPECIFIC CHALLENGE MODEL Some things have come with us across the lifespan - Maturity Issues (e.g. abuse) Some issues represent the Specific Challenges of being older (e.g. illness) Successful psychological ageing involves the balancing of both of the above

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13 So What is our Problem? Age-related Access Inequality “Realistic” Depression Therapeutic nihilism Self-stigmatisation

14 AGEISM, what Ageism? Ageism is still overt despite the Act Age is stigmatised in Society Older people are heterogeneous INSTITUTIONAL AGEISM is the problem

15 Institutional Racism “Institutional racism has been defined as those established laws, customs and practices which systemically reflect and produce racial inequalities in society. If racist consequences accrue to institutional laws, customs or practices, the institution is racist whether or not the individuals maintaining those practices have racial intentions”. (Stephen Lawrence Enquiry report, 6.30, para 2)).

16 Some Insights from Institutional Racism (Ridley, 1995) INTENTIONS are not an accurate gauge for measuring the impact of discrimination It is in the eye of the BEHOLDER Mistaken GOOD WILL can exacerbate discrimination

17 COMMON FACTORS IN DISCRIMINATION (Oakley, 2000) Identity is constructed and changes People don’t define themselves willingly as part of a powerless group Collective, unthinking prejudice is as problematic as overt discrimination Self-stigmatisation is common

18 Changing Ageist Outcomes Making Ageism unthinkable as well as illegal Reducing self-stigmatisation Raising Consciousness in older people Follow the Social Gerontologist

19 Late Life Psychological vulnerabilities (Specific Challenges) Physical Disability Loneliness Bereavement Cognitive Impairment

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21 CBT for Older People (Laidlaw et al, 2003) Rates of recovery are GOOD Better outcomes related to: (a) Interdisciplinary working (b) cognitive assessment (c) age differences (d) effective socialisation (e) resistance (f) working alliance

22 IAPT, CBT and Older People Most Older People use Primary Care BUT access is low Particularly difficult to reach in low income areas Access tools to find out

23 IAPT OLDER PEOPLE POSITIVE PRACTICE GUIDE (DH 2009) Understand the need Remove the barriers Engage the Client group Train the Workforce

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25 Remove the Barriers Social Isolation Self-Stigmatisation Institutional Ageism in health

26 Train the Workforce Anti-Discriminatory Training Lifespan Development Training Develop a SIG base

27 What about Access? There is a Access Tool?!? The work of Steve Boddington And there is a Score?!?!?! Accessing the National and the Local

28 The Access Tool Project A Three IAPT site pilot of Tool usage Liverpool City, Wirral and South Essex Two Stage Assessment Qualitative view on Tool acceptability

29 Two Stage Assessment Brief User satisfaction questionnaire of Workers in all three services using Survey Monkey Focus groups in each service to develop themes of Survey and identify qualitative experience of this form of improving access

30 Conclusions What is being older nowadays? The problem of Ageism The radical call to action of CBT The difference that accessible IAPT could make

31 Stuff the walk! Let's go for a run, Forrest!

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