This course applies a wellness and empowerment philosophy to the examination of community resources, systems, and challenges presented in counseling with older adults.  This course explores the history, philosophy, and trends in gerentology counseling, roles, and functions of gerontology counselors, as well as community resources and services, ethical legal, policy, legislative and regulatory considerations relevant to older adults.  The course will also examine the unique issues related to multicultural issues, substance abuse, process addictions, and co-occurring disorders with the ageing population.

Prerequisites: CNSL 501 or permission of program coordinator

3 Credits

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