Counselling Older Clients by Ann Orbach

By Ann Orbach

`This is a hot, compassionate, clever ebook, the crystallization of Anne Orbach's a long time adventure of psychotherapy and counselling with the aged humans. It opens up many vistas, questions and artistic probabilities for paintings during this box' - British magazine of Psychotherapy

`Counselling Older consumers is a guide for practitioners, running shoes and scholar counsellors who're drawn to the event of growing old and outdated age. The e-book bargains an exceptional starting and a useful education software for practitioners new to the sphere' - getting older and Society

`This e-book is sensible for its years! deals lots to we all - not only these people operating with the `elderly' there's something to thrill, tell and problem each person' - caliber in getting older

`…. useful to these in counselling education, for carers operating with the older age team and for knowledgeable counsellors who perhaps drawn to operating with older clients - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

Counselling Older consumers is a much-needed advisor for practitioners operating with older consumers in a variety of settings. Highlighting the stereotypes and prejudices which regularly exist round growing older, Ann Orbach offers useful recommendation on the best way to increase an method of counselling that's either age-affirmative and punctiliously in music with the desires of older consumers.

The booklet explores the problems which individuals mostly event as they grow older and during examples, indicates how client's will be helped in parts resembling:

} adjusting to retirement

} the lack of a partner

} coming to phrases with growing older.

Examining assorted tools of operating with older consumers, together with short and open-ended contracts and using tales to facilitate the healing approach, Counselling Older consumers is priceless studying for counsellors and different pros operating with older humans.

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He was less concerned with theory than he was with persons, as beings who have two primary needs – for self-actualisation and for love. A client, in Rogers’ own words, can be fully functioning if: Theory and Practice 23 he is able to experience all his feelings, and is afraid of none of his feelings. He is his own sifter of evidence, but is open to evidence from all sources; he is completely engaged in the process of being and becoming himself ... he lives completely in this moment, but learns that this is the soundest living for all time.

Over-generalisation: drawing general conclusions from limited evidence. dichotomous thinking: seeing situations in terms of polar opposites. personalisation: believing that events are the result of some action (usually bad) of the thinker. (Ellis, 1962) Ellis aimed at defeating such beliefs by arguing with his clients until they recognised their distortions and eventually internalised the therapist’s attitude, so that they could continue the therapy by themselves. Today’s practitioners are less likely to argue.

Putting theory into practice is a theme that will be pursued throughout this book, with many illustrations of how both theory and practice can be used with older clients. Reflection and review • In the debate between ‘pure’ and integrative models of therapy, think about where you stand. Can you communicate easily with people who come from a different counselling background? • What do you think are the advantages of integrationism? Are there any drawbacks? • The case study in this chapter showed various ways in which a counsellor was able to empower a helpless old lady.

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