Therapy Over 50: Aging Issues in Psychotherapy and the Therapist's Life

Therapy Over 50: Aging Issues in Psychotherapy and the Therapist's Life

by Jeffrey Kottler, Jon Carlson


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ISBN-13: 9780190205683
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, is Professor of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and President of Empower Nepali Girls, an organization that provides educational scholarships for at-risk children in Nepal. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000), and worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He has received lifetime achievement awards from several professional associations, including the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association.

Table of Contents

Part I — Aging in Personal and Professional Development
1. What it Means to be Older
2. The Culture of Aging

Part II — The Aging Therapist
3. The Senior Therapist
4. Aging Losses-and Gains
5. Tricks of the Trade: What Experience Teaches Us
6. On Wisdom and Creativity

Part III — Aging Clients
7. Myths and Misconceptions of What It's like to be Old
8. Living in the Past
9. Common Issues and Challenges of the Elderly

Part IV — Journeys of Wisdom and Redemption
10. Aging (is mostly) a State of Mind
11. Specialized Strategies for Working with Older Clients
12. Death Stalks Us All
13. Dreams Lost and Found


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