Counseling the Older Adult
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Counseling the Older Adult : A Training Manual in Clinical Gerontology

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An invaluable, step-by-step guide for understanding the basic problems and concerns of the growing population of adults over the age of 65. Based on years of clinical research and testing, this book provides a thorough review of critical information on older adults, the aging process, and mental health issues.Organized into a useful workbook format, the book is filled with brief lectures, quizzes, exercises, and sample forms. These training materials are designed to help counselors build the interpersonal skills needed to provide aid and comfort for senior citizens requiring psychological services.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 212 x 278 x 12mm | 500g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 0787939412
  • 9780787939410
  • 1,100,035

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This invaluable guide is a step-by-step method for understanding the basic problems and concerns of the growing population of adults over the age of 65. Based on years of clinical research and testing, it provides a thorough review of critical information on older adults, the aging process, and mental health issues.



Organized into a useful workbook format, the book is filled with brief lectures, quizzes, exercises, and sample forms. The training materials are designed to help counselors build the interpersonal skills needed to provide aid and comfort for senior citizens requiring psychological services. It also teaches basic communication and counseling skills with a method that develops empathy, respect, and sincerity.



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Table of contents

Part One: The Basic Model 1. AttAnding to Feelings 2. AttAnding to Content and Feelings 3. Understanding Nonverbal Communication 4. Understanding Counselor Responses 5. Responding to Your Client 6. Introducing the Nine--Step Counseling Model 7. Setting Counseling Goals 8. Exploring Alternatives 9. Providing Closure 10. Practicum Part Two: Beyond the Basics 11. Affective Disorders 12. Depression: Alternative Interventions 13. Case Studies on Depression 14. Case Studies on Adjustment Reactions 15. The Problem of Addiction 16. Alcoholism: A Family Disease 17. Jung and Clinical Gerontology Part Three: Training, Supervising, and Implementing Programs: A Manual for Trainers 18. General Introduction to the Program 19. Introduction to Using Training Materials 20. Supervision Model 21. Providing Mental Health Services in the Community AppAndix A: Answers to Selected Quizzes and Review Exercises AppAndix B: Forms and Interview Guide
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About Patricia Alpaugh McDonald

Patricia Alpaugh McDonald and Margaret Haney are the authors of Counseling the Older Adult: A Training Manual in Clinical Gerontology, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.
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