Preparing Counselors for Work with Older People

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Several indicators suggest that older persons have been accepted as one of the special populations in u.s. society with whom counselors may appropriately work and for whom counselors need special preparation. Various approaches to providing such preparation are identified, including the integrated, separate course, concentration, and interdisciplinary models. Advantages and limitations of each model are, discussed. The basic competencies described in the ,1ccreditation Manual of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (1982) are proposed as an appropriate guide for the content of gerontological counseling curricula. Examples of how gerontological counseling topics can relate to the basic competencies are provided.

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Counselor Education and Supervision, Vol. 26, Issue 2, p. 137.
Language: English
Date: 1986
Older persons, Counseling needs, Counselor training, Preparation,

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