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Countertransference and Older Clients - Bonnie Genevay

Countertransference and Older Clients

By: Bonnie Genevay (Editor), Renee S. Katz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9780803938519
Number Of Pages: 192

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This book asserts that professionals who work with the old, the disabled and the dying need to confront their own fears of growing old and perhaps helpless, of dying and the unknown, as well as their need for control, professional omnipotence and their need to be needed. Examination of the feelings experienced by the therapist towards the client is regarded as an important therapeutic tool and the basis for empathy and deeper understanding of both the older client's and the helper's own processes. Many case studies are woven throughout the book to illustrate how practitioners can use their own feelings and behaviour to work with clients more effectively.

Foreword
Introduction
Using Our Emotional Reactions to Older Clients
A Working Theory
Creativity, Countertransference and Dying
Effective Intervention and Negative Emotional Reactions to Suicidal Elders
A Mirror to Our Souls
Working with Older Adults with AIDS and HIV Illness
Disability and the Personal-Professional Connection
Facing the Loss of What Makes Us Uniquely Human
Working with Dementia Patients
Unhooking
Co-Dependence, Substance Abuse and Countertransference
Recognizing Countertransference
A Key to Good Nursing Home Placement
Sharing Despair
Working with Distressed Caregivers
Case Management
Awareness of Feelings
Being Old, Sexual and Intimate
A Threat or a Gift?
The Older Worker and Ageism
Personal and Professional Dynamics
Facing the Challenge
Weaving Countertransference Feelings into the Tapestry of Our Work
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ISBN: 9780803938519
ISBN-10: 0803938519
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.4