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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Table of Contents
Foreword - Robert KastenbaumIntroductionUsing Our Emotional Reactions to Older Clients - Renée S Katz A Working TheoryCreativity, Countertransference and Dying - Bonnie GenevayEffective Intervention and Negative Emotional Reactions to Suicidal Elders - Patrick ArboreA Mirror to Our Souls - Maureen O'Neil Working with Older Adults with AIDS and HIV IllnessDisability and the Personal-Professional Connection - Marvin Rosenberg JrFacing the Loss of What Makes Us Uniquely Human - Edith Kaplan Working with Dementia PatientsUnhooking - Jeanne Robinson Co-Dependence, Substance Abuse and CountertransferenceRecognizing Countertransference - Martha S Moyer A Key to Good Nursing Home PlacementSharing Despair - Susan Del Maestro Working with Distressed CaregiversCase Management - Irene Williams Awareness of FeelingsBeing Old, Sexual and Intimate - Bonnie Genevay A Threat or a Gift?The Older Worker and Ageism - Louise Bernstein Personal and Professional DynamicsFacing the Challenge - Renée S Katz Weaving Countertransference Feelings into the Tapestry of Our Work