ERIC Number: ED109588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Older Persons: Careers, Retirement, Dying.
The focus of this monograph is on three areas of counseling with older clients: career counseling, retirement counseling, and counseling regarding death and dying. The portion on career counseling includes reasons older persons change careers, obstacles they are likely to face when seeking employment, myths surrounding the employability of older persons, and suggestions on the use of testing in career counseling older persons. Retirement counseling examines the social image and role of the retired person, plus work, volunteer, and leisure time activities. Retirement counseling emphasizes retirement as a positive developmental stage. Included is a brief discussion of practical lifestyle concerns specific to retired persons. Counseling surrounding death and dying, including Kubler-Ross' five stages of dying, potential suicides, and death survivors is examined. Trends and issues regarding problems of aging, a bibliography of readings related to older women, and appendixes of periodicals and organizations concerned with older persons are included. (JS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.