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Aging: The Unraveling Self

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Overview / Abstract:

This course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, offering a definition of aging that allows for more variability than simply the attainment of a specific age, including the essential element of declining vigor. It describes a developing societal crisis in the making, in which 20% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65 and facing challenges that will demand intelligent responses for years to come. Chapters identify factors that can positively alter and extend the time before the inevitable end of life, with a special focus on the Eriksons’ suggested ways for seniors to remain vitally involved. Of particular interest are the strategies that are offered for assisting aging individuals to use the resources of a lifetime in meaningful ways to enhance their own lives and those of others. These include wellness planning, physical activity, mood and motivation.


Oct 31, 2023


Counselor CE, Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE





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Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (#5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Illinois DPR for Social Work (#159-00531); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Joan Hubbard, MA, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. Her clinical practice of 29 years has specialized in couples' issues, and more recently with the applications of systems work to organizations. She has particular expertise with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has been on the faculty of the Center for Application of Psychological Type (CAPT) and has served with the Association for Psychological Type (APT) as the Consultant to the area of Counseling and Psychotherapy. In her capacity with APT she authored a series of articles on the applicability of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to the field of counseling and psychotherapy.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, Geriatrics / LTC, Nutrition / Dietary, Occupational Medicine, Psychiatry / Mental Health, Social Issues

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Professional Development Resources Aging: The Unraveling Self

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