This workshop will address the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging; what it feels like to be old; how the younger people in our lives respond to us; and what we need from the mental health profession. Mrs. Goulding will discuss loss - of people who are important to us as well as the loss of physical health, and sometimes the loss of the capacity to run our own lives. Also discussed will be the positives that the elderly can be helped to find. There will be lecture, fantasy and triads.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Mary Goulding, MSW, is one of the leading exponents of Transactional Analysis. Along with her husband Robert Goulding, she developed an approach called Redecision therapy which synthesizes Transactional Analysis and Gestalt. Together they founded the Western Institute for Group and Family Therapy in Watsonville, California, and co-authored two professional books about their approach. There is also an edited volume about the Redecision model. Mary has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Transactional Analysis Association and is a Teaching Member of that organization. Her M.S.W. was granted in 1960 from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.