This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 22: Facilitating Transitions Through Retirement
Mental health providers are familiar with adults struggling through a transition. To best examine the transition to retirement, a review of normative aging and factors related to retirement is presented. Factors that have been found to predict retirement adjustment are also presented. Finally, techniques useful in working with adults in this life transition are discussed and applied to a case example.
Several historical changes have had a significant impact on the nature of today's retirement (Sterns & McQuown, in press). As noted by Wiatrowski (2001), “In 100 years, the Nation has gone from a society that needed few retirement benefits, through a period of closely structured retirement plans and ages, to ...