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The Unheard Voice of the Aging Parent : Conflicts and Ambivalence in Intergenerational Relationships - Barb Kaplan

The Unheard Voice of the Aging Parent

Conflicts and Ambivalence in Intergenerational Relationships

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Our purpose in writing this book is to share our clinical experiences in working with seniors and elderly patients and their adult children. The primary emphasis is on how the parent uses his or her therapy to resolve conflicts in their relationships with their middle aged children. The literature already speaks volumes about how the adult child feels and behaves during the latter years of their parents' lives, however our book represents the voice of the elderly parent, which prior to this, has gone unheard. The information in our book is not only useful to the elderly parent and adult child, but it also informs the audience of mental health professionals who treat this population.

The authors of this caring and insightful book thread their way through obstacles to nourishment parent and child offer each other, as age takes its toll and opens new pathways. (Michael Eigen, Ph.D., author of Flames From the Unconscious: Trauma, Madness, and Faith and Feeling Matters) In their book, Ball-Teplin & Kaplan demonstrate that individuals and families can change their relationships even in the latter years of life. Their case studies show that using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, even the very old can reconcile with their loved ones. (Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D., author of Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children.)

Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 5
Introductionp. 9
Supervision with Moshe Vardyp. 16
Father Hungerp. 22
Not Black or White: Greyp. 33
Putting Stock in Close Bondsp. 43
Communication Mechanics: Shifting Gearsp. 53
It Takes Two to Tangop. 68
Tiptoe Through the Turmoilp. 76
Torn Hearts Can be Mendedp. 93
How Therapy Helpsp. 104
Sisters That Sharep. 125
Transference and Counter-Transferencep. 132
Older and Wiserp. 140
Conclusionp. 150
Bibliographyp. 155
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ISBN: 9781846943379
ISBN-10: 184694337X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 16th July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.21