The Counseling Needs of Older Persons

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Rapid and continuing increases in the numbers of older persons (i.e., over age 60) in the U.S. have focused attention on their need for effective professional social services. This need is particularly evident within the counseling profession since the desire, indeed demand, for counseling services for older persons is experiencing a parallel increase. Unfortunately, however, the counseling profession has generally been ill-prepared to meet this increasing demand since most counseling techniques, aids, and programs have been designed for use ,with persons in younger age groups (Sinick, 1976). There is, therefore, currently a great need for the development of counseling service methods and aids that are specifically appropriate for use with older persons.

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Humanist Educator, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Sept. 1981, page 21.
Language: English
Date: 1981
Older adults, Wellness, Counseling methods, Social services

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