Countertransference And Older Clients / Edition 1

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This book asserts that professionals who work with the old, the disabled and the dying need to confront their own fears of growing old and perhaps helpless, of dying and the unknown, as well as their need for control, professional omnipotence and their need to be needed. Examination of the feelings experienced by the therapist towards the client is regarded as an important therapeutic tool and the basis for empathy and deeper understanding of both the older client's and the helper's own processes. Many case studies are woven throughout the book to illustrate how practitioners can use their own feelings and behaviour to work with clients more effectively.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803938519
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/1/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Robert Kastenbaum
Using Our Emotional Reactions to Older Clients - Renée S Katz
A Working Theory
Creativity, Countertransference and Dying - Bonnie Genevay
Effective Intervention and Negative Emotional Reactions to Suicidal Elders - Patrick Arbore
A Mirror to Our Souls - Maureen O'Neil
Working with Older Adults with AIDS and HIV Illness
Disability and the Personal-Professional Connection - Marvin Rosenberg Jr
Facing the Loss of What Makes Us Uniquely Human - Edith Kaplan
Working with Dementia Patients
Unhooking - Jeanne Robinson
Co-Dependence, Substance Abuse and Countertransference
Recognizing Countertransference - Martha S Moyer
A Key to Good Nursing Home Placement
Sharing Despair - Susan Del Maestro
Working with Distressed Caregivers
Case Management - Irene Williams
Awareness of Feelings
Being Old, Sexual and Intimate - Bonnie Genevay
A Threat or a Gift?
The Older Worker and Ageism - Louise Bernstein
Personal and Professional Dynamics
Facing the Challenge - Renée S Katz
Weaving Countertransference Feelings into the Tapestry of Our Work

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