ERIC Number: ED182678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Counseling Needs of the Older Adult. Module 44.
Cook, Patricia; Stewart, Ellen
This staff development module is part of one of three groups of career guidance modules developed, field-tested, and revised by a six-state consortium coordinated by the American Institutes for Research. This module, designed for helping professionals who work with older adults, attempts to help participants: (1) examine personal biases about older adults; (2) understand critical issues facing older adults; (3) identify strengths and weaknesses in listening and attending behaviors; and (4) apply problem solving strategies in helping others. The module format consists of an overview, goals, objectives, outline, time schedule, glossary, readings, skill development activities, and bibliography. A Coordinator's Guide is also included with detailed instructions for presenting the module in a workshop setting as well as the facilitator's roles and functions, and the criteria used in assessing the participants' achievement of module objectives. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Aging (Individuals), Bias, Counselor Attitudes, Counselors, Helping Relationship, Listening Skills, Needs, Older Adults, Problem Solving, Responses, Self Evaluation, Skill Development
National Consortium Project, American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, CA 94302 ($3.20)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.