Counselling Older Clients by Ann Orbach
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Counselling Older Clients
By Ann Orbach

Counselling Older Clients

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Counselling Older Clients by Ann Orbach

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'This is a warm, compassionate, wise book, the crystallization of Anne Orbach's many years experience of psychotherapy and counseling with the elderly people. It opens up many vistas, questions and creative possibilities for work in this field' - "British Journal of Psychotherapy". '"Counselling Older Clients" is a handbook for practitioners, trainers and student counselors who are interested in the experience of aging and old age. The book offers a good beginning and a functional training tool for practitioners new to the field' - "Ageing and Society". 'This book is wise for its years! Offers so much to all of us - not just those of us working with the 'elderly' There is something to delight, inform and challenge everyone' - "Quality in Ageing". '...invaluable to those in counseling training, for carers working with the older age group and for experienced counselors who maybe interested in working with older clients' - "Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal". "Counselling Older Clients" is a much-needed guide for practitioners working with older clients in a range of settings. Highlighting the stereotypes and prejudices which frequently exist around aging, Ann Orbach gives practical advice on how to develop an approach to counseling which is both age-affirmative and thoroughly in tune with the needs of older clients. The book explores the difficulties which people commonly experience as they get older and through examples, shows how client's can be helped in areas such as: adjusting to retirement; the loss of a partner; and, coming to terms with aging. Examining different methods of working with older clients, including brief and open-ended contracts and the use of stories to facilitate the therapeutic process, "Counselling Older Clients" is invaluable reading for counselors and other professionals working with older people.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761964063
ISBN-10: 0761964061
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 7mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Not Too Late by Ann Orbach Not Too Late, Paperback (September 1996)

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Author Biography - Ann Orbach

Ann Orbach is a retired psychotherapist with twenty five years experience in private practice. She is the founder of SAGE (Senior Age) Counselling Service and continues to chair its executive committee.

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