Unheard Voice of the Aging Parent, The

Unheard Voice of the Aging Parent, The

Conflicts and Ambivalence in Intergenerational relationships

Two clinicians draw from clinical experiences and literature to reveal new insights about the unheard voice of the elderly parent.


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Our purpose in writing this book is to share our clinical experiences in working with seniors and elderly patients and their adult children. The primary emphasis is on how the parent uses his or her therapy to resolve conflicts in their relationships with their middle aged children. The literature already speaks volumes about how the adult child feels and behaves during the latter years of their parents' lives, however our book represents the voice of the elderly parent, which prior to this, has gone unheard. The information in our book is not only useful to the elderly parent and adult child, but it also informs the audience of mental health professionals who treat this population.

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A book that is therapeutic for our society as well as individuals. It lessens barriers between generations, especially aging parents and their adult children. There is so much parents and children can give each other as they grow older and so many difficulties that stand in the way. The authors of this caring and insightful book thread their way through obstacles to nourishment parent and child offer each other, as age takes its toll and opens new pathways. ~ Michael Eigen, Ph.D., author of Flames From the Unconscious: Trauma, Madness, and Faith and Feeling Matters

In their book, Ball-Teplin & Kaplan demonstrate that individuals and families can change their relationships even in the latter years of life. Their case studies show that using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, even the very old can reconcile with their loved ones. They illustrate that our children do not parent us in our latter years, rather, both children and parents can update communications skills and re-learn how to relate. ~ Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D., author of Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barb Kaplan
Barb Kaplan Carol Ball-Teplin, M.P.S., holds a Masters Degree in Professional Studies/Clinical Counseling from the New York Institute of Technology and ...
Carol Teplin
Carol Teplin Carol Ball-Teplin, M.P.S., holds a Masters Degree in Professional Studies/Clinical Counseling from the New York Institute of Technology and ...
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