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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People

A Psychodynamic Approach

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230506541
Publication Date June 2008
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Building on the success of Working with the Elderly and their Carers, this new edition pursues an in depth understanding of therapy with older people. A wide range of clinical material and 3 new chapters draw on developments in psychodynamic theory and the author's experience to offer valuable insights for trainees and experienced practitioners.

PAUL TERRY is a lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has taught psychodynamic counselling for many years at the same time whilst practising as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Specialty Lead for Older People in the NHS.

To Love Life and Mourn its End
Brief Interventions
Longer Individual Therapy
Therapy With an Older Man Who Had Lost His Speech
Older Couples
Groups for Very Frail Older People and Their Carers
Ageist Attitudes and Behaviours
Individual Consultations with Carers
Support Groups for Care Staff
Teaching and Learning about Therapy with Older People.


Terry relates stories of humanity, generosity and compassion that are wholly accessible to therapists whatever their therapeutic orientation…He acknowledges that age has enabled him to find his own voice – and it is both eloquent and profound.' – Vee Howard-Jones, Therapy Today
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