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.
The emotional problems, physical impairments, financial difficulties and, especially, how does someone nearing death cope with the belief that the world has become so much less caring and altruistic than it was in much of the previous century.
Topical Panel 07 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - The Patient/Therapist Relationship
Featuring Mary Goulding, MSW; Harriet Lerner, PhD; Erving Polster, PhD; and Daniel Siegel, MD
Moderated by Brent Geary, PhD
Topical Panel 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - Therapeutic Neutrality or Social Commitment?
Featuring Mary Goulding, MSW; James Masterson, MD; Cloe Madanes; and Jean Houston, PhD
Moderated by Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD