Counseling Older People: Opportunities And Challenges
Publish Date: 2014-11-15
Author: Charlene M. Kampfe
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This book provides insight into the primary issues faced by older adults; the services and benefits available to them; and the knowledge base and skills necessary to work effectively in a therapeutic relationship. Topics covered include an overview of population demographics and characteristics; counseling considerations and empowering older clients; successful aging; mental health and wellness; common medical conditions; multiple losses and transitions; financial concerns; elder abuse; veterans issues; sensory loss; changing family dynamics; managing Social Security and Medicare; working after retirement age; retirement transitions, losses, and gains; residential options; and death and dying. Features Empirically and anecdotally based interventions for work with older clients Strategies for advocating for older people on a systemic level Individual and group exercises throughout the book Tools and strategies for use in individual counseling and in community work to change attitudes and practices Useful resource listings on various topics