elder uo6d1 -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Counselors required a myriad of skills in order to be a productive therapist.  However,  working with seniors can be most challenging, primarily because they do not recognize  the need for counseling.  Counseling may be viewed as a form of weakness and that  they no longer are in control of their lives.  Seniors also experience depression, anxiety,  the fear of having to be dependent on a caregiver, concern over  finances, memory loss,  lack of social connections, loneliness, sadness and many seniors think that these  symptoms are a normal part of aging and don’t seek help. Consequently, counselors working with the elderly population need to know about  Gerontology in order to understand the physical, social and biological changes that  occur with aging.  According to Patty Shirmbeck, Director of the Eastern Nebraska  Office on Aging, counselors need to also be bereavement counselors, undoubtedly the 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course COUNSELING 101 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.

Page1 / 2

elder uo6d1 -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online