Counseling the aged a training syllabus for educators : special training project on counseling the aged by American Personnel and Guidance Association

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  • Older people -- United States,
  • Gerontology -- United States,
  • Counseling -- United States

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StatementAmerican Personnel and Guidance Association ; Mary L. Ganikos, editor and director ; Kathleen A. Grady, assistant editor and research assistant
ContributionsGanikos, Mary L
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 320 p. :
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14476249M
LC Control Number79110661

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When those issues are taken into consideration, an older person can often control successful aging. This chapter explores the various studies suggesting a wide range of definitions of successful aging.

The chapter discusses the notion of successful aging and the psychosocial factors that contribute to successful aging. This book offers practical, concrete advice for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses who work with older adults.

Step-by-step, the book reveals how clinicians can structure the first-and often the only-fifty-minute session to. In summary then, my book Counseling Older People: Opportunities and Challenges, is the culmination of my personal and professional interest in people who are older, the issues they face, the strengths they may display and the role of counselors in their lives.

At my own retirement, I desired to continue to serve the counseling community and the aging community by writing this book. The purpose of this book is to provide practical, anecdotal, and research-based information and perspectives to counselors who wish to work with the older population.

Personal experiences, case studies, practical suggestions, and various exercises and activities are included to help the reader analyze, incorporate, and assimilate the material. Counseling is the key to treating the whole person (Luterman, ).

Successful counseling with older adults depends, in part, on the clinician’s understanding of both aging and counseling dynamics. The remainder of this article provides a series of rules to guide this process.

Counseling the elderly is a new and challenging field that promises a more satisfying, meaningful life for America's older citizens.


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Every week can bring family emergencies, health problems, relationship issues, and career concerns. With all of these things. This is an annotated compilation of books, journal articles, dissertations, and documents arranged in nine topical chapters and various subsections dealing with the normative experience of aging, persons with impairments, needs and services, special situations, counseling and counselors, ethics, practica and internships, and pharmacology.

Encapsulated in this quote are some of the issues that the elderly, such as those in their seventies, eighties and nineties, must cope with. For most, aging brings with it diminished physical strength and capability, loss of loved ones, and feelings of no longer being relevant or connected to the real world and fears of being ignored.

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