Clinical Gerontology I
An introduction to the concept of the clinical gerontology practitioner as an agent of change. The basic skills of attending and responding are developed. The student learns to demonstrate respect, warmth and genuineness in a one-to-one clinical relationship. The ability to enter the other's frame of reference is practised and the process of learning how to counsel in different settings is experienced. The student becomes involved in self-examination as a way of defining one's own personal philosophy or praxis, and is invited to explore the values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that impact on the development of helping skills. PREREQ: GERO 1016/7, GERO 2016/7 and GERO 3106. (lec 3) cr 3.