Family therapy with the elderly

Family therapy with the elderly

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Practical exercises and case studies enhance this volume which describes how to understand and help the elderly and their families by using family therapy approaches conducive to facilitating change. Special attention is given to assessment techniques that include intergenerational history and patterns, ethnicity, gender and cultural factors. Common life-cycle issues, such as retirement, are addressed, as are problems experienced by a significant number of elderly people, including long-term care problems, depression and suicidal thoughts. Implications of the therapeutic approach for policy and programme planning, and for the training of practitioners, are also examined.A FRAMEWORK FOR FOCUS AND ASSESSMENT Family assessment is a complex task. It is more than a ... She has developed a tool, called the Time Cable, which organizes focal points of assessment into time and space aquot;edges. ... Figure 3.1 is a diagram of this tool adapted for use with families of older adults. We do notanbsp;...

Title:Family therapy with the elderly
Author:Elizabeth R. Neidhardt, Jo Ann Allen
Publisher:Sage Publications, Inc - 1993


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