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Author Terry, P. M. (Paul Michael)

Title Counselling the elderly and their carers / Paul Terry
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1997


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.66019 Ter/Cte  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 184 pages ; 22 cm
Series Basic texts in counselling and psychotherapy
Basic texts in counselling and psychotherapy.
Contents Part I: The elderly and their relatives - 1. The theoretical underpinning of the counselling work -- 2. Brief counselling with the elderly -- 3. Open-ended counselling with the elderly -- 4. Counselling elderly couples -- 5. Counselling an elderly man who could not talk ; Part II: Working with care staff and the elderly - 6. Theoretical underpinning of the institutional work -- 7. Observation of a long-stay ward for the elderly -- 8. Working with keyworkers of elderly patients -- 9. Support groups for care staff -- 10. Working with managers of a long-stay service -- 11. Meetings with elderly patients and care staff -- Conclusions: counter-transference issues -- Epilogue: Work in progress
Summary Most of the work described in this book deals with the elderly who have to face the loss of life itself after having already lost much. The approach is psychodynamic and the author shows how to bring together carers, relatives and the elderly
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-180) and index
Subject Older people -- Counseling of.
Older people -- Counseling of -- Case studies.
Caregivers -- Counseling of.
Older people -- Institutional care -- Psychological aspects.
Older people -- Psychological aspects.
Older people -- Services for.
Social work with older people.
Mental Health.
Aged -- psychology.
Psychoanalytic Therapy.
ISBN 0333620119