Gerontological Counseling

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 11:30am
Program ID 713, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13
Death in Life: Exploring Death Anxiety To Combat Ageism and Promote Wellness
30-Minute Poster Session
Mary Chase Breedlove Mize, Amanda D. Rumsey
In the wake of the growing population of older adults in the U.S., counselors can combat ageism to better serve older people and promote holistic wellness through addressing death anxiety. The information presented in this poster session will explore the relationships between death anxiety and ageism in order to develop greater self-awareness, knowledge, and skills related to working with older adults—a population each of us will hopefully one day join.

Sunday, March 19
9:00am - 9:30am
Program ID #812, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 12
LGBTQ Aging and Mental Health: Qualitative Differences Between Midlife and Old Age?
30-Minute Poster Session
Paula J. Britton, J. Brad Shepherd
Based upon strength-based models of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) aging, this qualitative study explored relationships among mental and physical health, financial anxiety, body shame, alienation, loneliness, sexual /gender identity, self-compassion, and self-transcendence in midlife and older adulthood. Results suggest that aging gets more difficult as the LGBTQ population enters older age, especially when facing these issues in isolation. Implications for counseling are discussed.



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