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Counseling the Older Adult: A Training Manual in Clinical Gerontology, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7879-3941-0
224 pages
October 1997, Jossey-Bass
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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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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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