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Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Women : Cross-cultural, Family and End-of-life Issues - Claire Brody

Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Women

Cross-cultural, Family and End-of-life Issues

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Trotman and Brody, along with expert contributors, view older women through a feminist lens and examine social constructs concerning aspects of aging, caregiving, elders' relationships with family, health, body image, and sexuality concerns. The authors define issues that are important to older women and their emotional health and bring into sharp relief some of the painful issues professionals must confront in counseling older women.

Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Gender Issues Across Cultures
Introduction: Gender Issues for Aging Womenp. 3
A Woman's Aging Body: Friend or Foe?p. 17
Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Grandmothersp. 41
Older Women and Workp. 58
Old, African American, and Female: Political, Economic, and Historical Contextsp. 70
Women in the Middle: Caretaking Issues in Therapyp. 87
Therapy Issues
Mental Health and Older Womenp. 107
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Psychosocial Themes in the Eriksonian Alliancep. 125
Feminist Psychotherapy with Older African American Womenp. 144
Older Lesbians' Concerns and Psychotherapy: Beyond a Footnote to the Footnotep. 161
Strategies for Working with Women with Dementiap. 175
Working with Women with Severe Communication Disorders: Three Casesp. 195
End-of-Life Issues
Dying and Death: Decisions at the End of Lifep. 221
An Existential Approach: End-of-Life Issues for Womenp. 239
Author Indexp. 251
Subject Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780826114686
ISBN-10: 0826114687
Series: Springer Series: Focus on Women
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52