ERIC Number: ED250594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Counseling the Aged: A Training Syllabus for Educators.
Ganikos, Mary L., Ed.; And Others
This training syllabus on counseling older adults is written for educators and counselors, and can be used as a single course syllabus, for inservice training, or to supplement existing courses. The book is divided into 11 training modules, each of which includes counseling implications and strategies, concrete classroom activities, suggested modes of assessment that can be adapted for training purposes, and supplemental references. The modules cover the demographic aspects of aging, adult development changes, physiological changes and health problems of aging, psychosocial aspects of aging, adaptation of older adults, potential crisis situations (e.g., preretirement, retirement, leisure, relocation, and housing), death, minority group older adults, counseling approaches, paraprofessional peer counseling roles, counseling programs and environments, practica and internships for student counselors, and aging relevant issues, policies, and legislation. (BL)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Development, Aging (Individuals), Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Death, Educational Gerontology, Learning Modules, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Retirement
American Association for Counseling and Development, Publication Sales, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 ($15.75 member; $18.75 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.