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CPSY x855: Aging and Relationships
CPSY x855 – Aging and Relationships
TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 1, 9AM-3PM and Sunday, February 2, 9AM – 3PM
Rm. 160, $288
*** 10 Continuing Education Hours ***
As the population grays, we will see more and more people in the 60 plus age group. Is there anything unique about this population? Are there problems and issues specific to aging that are within the expertise of the counselor?
Aging can be considered a continuum. On one end are the seriously distressed. Here clients may be concerned about memory gaps, disorientation, and general loss of function. This may include those who are dementing, depressed, or severely anxious. The counselor needs to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these disorders as well as the treatment opportunities.
On the other end of the continuum are those who have been consciously successful at aging. Here are people who seem to be alive and present. They enjoy all aspects of their lives and continue to grow and make new memories. What are the values, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to this? These qualities are teachable and the counseling format may be the most appropriate context to teach them.
Barry Hayes, Ph.D. has been practicing traditional and Health Psychology in Santa Clara Valley since 1966. He has also taught Health Psychology and Clinical Assessment at Santa Clara University for over 30 years. Much to his surprise, Dr. Hayes found himself in the population he is describing. As he began to understand and accept this thing called "aging", a course emerged. Having been a teacher and a therapist for over forty years, he has the background and skills to organize his research, thoughts, and experience into a course useful for counselors and teachers.
Christina Enquist, Ed.D.