Gerontological Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #718, Room 210E, Poster 6
Cultural Competence for Counseling Older Adults
30-Minute Poster Session
Kerin Groves
Age is a form of culture. The term “senior adults” spans 50 years, including baby boomers, the “Silent Generation,” the “oldest old” (age 80+), and centenarians (age 100+). Our adult clients are often confronting their own aging while also caring for elders. Counselors must learn their unique perspectives and be aware of our own biases. This poster session explores the worldviews, values, strengths, and challenges of our fastest growing population, as well as identifies counseling needs, barriers, methods, and recommendations.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
NECA Session
Program ID #821, Room 210E, Poster 1
Retirement Ain’t What It Used To Be
30-Minute Poster Session
Carolyn A. Greer
This poster session will look at changing economic factors—that is, the recession of 2013—and instability in the stock market and its impact on retirement planning. Many are rethinking their plans for retirement or postponing their retirement. Some who are retired are being forced to reenter the labor market as a necessary step to maintaining their income. What does this mean for those clients who have set their sights on retiring only to discover they no longer can afford to retire?

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #825, Room 210E, Poster 5
“I May Have Closed the Door on It”: ADRD Caregiver Grief Following Facility Placement
30-Minute Poster Session
Andrew Clay
This poster session outlines the findings of a qualitative analysis of interviews exploring the grief experience of familial caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) following the transition of care into a facility. Specific attention will be given to the emotional and interpersonal reactions presented by caregivers. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the results of the study as well as the researcher’s recommendations for clinical practice and counselor education.