GERO 2200: Advanced Practice with Older Adults

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students are introduced to counselling theory and practice and how these can be used to meet the needs of older adults and their families. Students examine the role of therapeutic relationship, attitudes, and beliefs about counselling older adults, and the process of dialogue and problem solving with adults and their families. Taking a strengths-based perspective, they explore a variety of therapeutic theories and modalities aimed at enhancing the lives of older persons as they transition through the various stages of aging. Several therapeutic approaches are explored: strengths-based perspective, systems theory, family therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, life-review and reminiscence, Indigenous, and cross-cultural approaches. Students apply the associated principles and techniques of these therapeutic approaches to case specific older adults.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in GERO 2100; or permission of the program coordinator.

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