ERIC Number: ED250648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Older Persons. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. 58+.
Myers, Jane E.
This information analysis paper is based on a computer search of the ERIC database from November 1966 through May 1984 and on pertinent outside resources related to counseling older persons. Following the brief introduction, the historical development of gerontological counseling is discussed. Major issues in gerontological counseling are addressed, including the counseling needs of older persons, attitudes and agism, death and dying, assessment, and preparation, training and employment for gerontological counselors. Major strategies for working with older persons are described, including individual and group counseling, peer and paraprofessional counseling, specialized techniques for impaired older persons, and applications of counseling theories to older persons. Successful and model programs and techniques are highlighted. Future trends in gerontological counseling are delineated, and implications for counselors are proposed. A printout of the computer search is provided, including bibliographic citations and abstracts. (MCF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselor Training, Models, Older Adults
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers: Gerontological Counseling