Author(s): Charlene M. Kampfe
This book provides insight into the primary issues faced by older adults the services and benefits available to them and the knowledge base, techniques, and skills necessary to work effectively in a therapeutic relationship. Dr. Kampfe offers empirically and anecdotally based strategies and interventions for dealing with clients personal concerns and describes ways counselors can advocate for older people on a systemic level. Individual and group exercises are incorporated throughout the book to enhance its practicality.
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.