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COU2101 Therapeutic Practice with Older Adults
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces students to therapeutic work with older adults. It provides an overview of the issues facing the older population and the pressures they might experience. Ethical and legal issues, including those relating to guardianship, relocation of residence, health-related matters, self-image, grief and the aging process, will be addressed. Students will also learn to use some skills for working therapeutically with older adults.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K82Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Counselling)
MAAAGFCounselling and Psychotherapy Major
MIAADOTherapeutic Practice Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011