A clear, concise approach to vitally important but often neglected aspect of counseling, Listening With Different Ears is an optimistic and inspirational handbook designed to make counseling the elderly easier, more successful and more rewarding. James Warnick, chief counselor at the Decatur, Illinois Mental Health Center and with Master's degrees in Gerontology and Human Development Counseling, brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to this book, offering compassionate solutions, and a variety of innovative techniques and suggestions for counselors, clergy, health workers, therapists, social workers, and anyone who works with seniors.
Listening With Different Ears
Contains scores of case histories and suggestions for treatment
Challenges outdated beliefs about aging and epxlains how to help older people cope with transitions, trauma, and stress
Looks at home visits, resource referrals, case management mediations and client advocacy
Melds several therapeutic approaches to create a warm, caring counseling relationship
Offers a concrete, goal oriented approach to problem solving
Provides a clear and easily understood model of brief counseling
Offers approaches and solutions to twelve major problems that confront older people
Includes important counseling tools, a medication review, relaxation techniques, index, glossary, resource list, bibliography, and testing aids.