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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Counseling Services and Support Groups

Counseling Services and Support Groups

(p.529) 46 Counseling Services and Support Groups
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Leah Ruffin

Lenard W. Kaye

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of counseling services and support groups in helping the elderly maintain active and engaged lives. It offers a careful description of both treatment groups and support groups, highlighting the positive philosophy that is reflected in these interventions.

Keywords:   counseling services, social work practice, support groups, aging, elderly

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