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Journal of Consultancy, Training and Services
ISSN: 2651-5652 / Volume 2 / Issue 1 / January 2018

Gerontology Counselling

Stella Anietie Usen Stella Anietie Usen
Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance and Counselling Unit), College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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Grace Akaniyene Eneh Grace Akaniyene Eneh
Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance and Counselling Unit), College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
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Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu
Department of Educational Foundations, Room 213 Harden Building, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria
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Inwang Etim Udom Inwang Etim Udom
Department of Educational Foundations, University of Uyo, Uyo
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Elumeze Theresa Olisenekwu Elumeze Theresa Olisenekwu
Psychology Department, FCT College of Education Zuba
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Abstract

In this paper, the authors explored counselling for elders and their family members with regards to ageing issues. The focus of discussion is on the concept of gerontology, counselling and gerontology counselling as well as distinctive characteristics of the concept. Works of gerontological counsellor and applicability of the gerontological counselling in Nigerian setting. Counsellors with older people and their families, managers of day care centres and residential institutions, policymakers, professional caregivers and those who intend to give professional instruction through workshops will find this paper essential and useful.

Keywords

Gerontology, counselling

About this Article

  • Received
    2017-10-25
  • Accepted
    2018-01-17
  • Published Date
    2018-02-06
  • Publisher Name
    OTUSUM Consult, Training & Services
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