Counseling Across the Lifespan expands the perimeters of counseling with its emphasis on preventive techniques for adjustment problems in the lifespan of a normal individual. This cogent work focuses on counseling intervention strategies from the unique perspective of an individual’s lifespan, placing techniques in the proper development context. By concentrating on life stages—from childhood through old age—the authors identify the nature and origin of various psychological issues such as self-identity and healthy lifestyle development in adolescents, family violence in young adults, or retirement transitions for older adults. The intervention tools needed to confront these issues are presented through succinct pedagogical features including case examples, checklists for evaluating clients, and exercises.

Facilitating Transitions in Retirement
Facilitating transitions in retirement
Diane J.Tinsley
MonicaBigler

The U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5 to 4 decision that Congress exceeded its authority when allowing lawsuits against the states under 1974 amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. “The Supreme Court said Congress does not enjoy the same power to enforce the 14th Amendment's equal protection guarantee when seeking to protect people againstage discrimination as it does when the bias is based on race, national origin, religion or sex.” O'Connor wrote that “older persons … have not been subjected to a history of purposeful unequal treatment” (p. 3A). She also wrote that “old age also does not define a discrete … minority because all persons, if they live out their normal ...

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