Counselling Older Clients

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Ann Orbach

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    Dedication

    ‘Old age hath yet his honour and his toil’ Tennyson

  • Some Suggestions for Further Reading

    On Old Age
    For an exhaustive study of how it feels to be old and how society has treated its senior citizens, I recommend Simone de Beauvoir'sOld Age, (1970, London: Penguin).
    Betty Friedan'sThe Fountain of Age (1993, London: Jonathan Cape) gives a more up-to-date American view.
    M., Featherstone and A., WernickImages of Ageing: Cultural Representations in Later Life (1985, London and New York: Routledge).
    On Death
    John Hinton's standard work Dying (first published in 1967, and republished in 1990; London: Penguin) gives a medical view, as does Sherwin Nuland'sHow We Die (1994, London: Chatto & Windus), with its clearly defined descriptions of death.
    Elizabeth, Kübler RossOn Death and Dying (1970, London: Tavistock) has become a standard textbook in the helping professions.
    Ernest, BeckerThe Denial of Death (1973, New York: The New Press) gives a post-Freudian study of the psychology of death.
    Ann, OrbachLife, Psychotherapy and Death (1999, London: Jessica Kingsley).
    Counselling Older People
    I include D.P. McAdam'sThe Stories We Live By: Personal Myths and the Making of the Self (1993, London and New York: Guilford Press) as a useful introduction to narrative therapy, even though not written particularly with older people in mind.
    Ann, OrbachNot too Late: Psychotherapy and Ageing (1996, London: Jessica Kingsley) gives a psychodynamic study of therapy with older people.
    Steve, ScruttonCounselling Older People: A Creative Response to Ageing (1994, London: Edward Arnold), and also his Bereavement and Grief: Supporting Older People through Loss (1995, London: Edward Arnold).
    Paul, TerryCounselling the Elderly and their Carers (1997, London: Macmillan) is an interesting account of working as psychologist and counsellor in a geriatric hospital.
    Working with Ethnic Minority Elders
    Y.Alibhai-BrownCaring for Ethnic Minority Elders: A Guide (1998, Age Concern: England) is an excellent introduction to the subject.

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