Working with Older People

Develop the skills and knowledge that reflects an understanding of working with older people.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP305
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


Relevant Police Check

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Working with Older People

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

Case Study 1 - 25%

Presentation of a chosen issue, therapy or other intervention - 50%

Case Study 2 - 25%

Prescribed Text

Tanner, D. 2010, Managing the Aging Experience, Policy Press, Bristol.

Representative References

Golden, L. 2009, Case Studies in Counselling Older Adults, Pearson, Columbus, Ohio.

Terry, P. 2008, Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People: A Psychodynamic Approach 2nd Ed, Palgrave, Basingstroke.

Bennett & Stewart. 2009. What can I do?, Hachette, Australia.

Denton, A. 2010, Elders: Interviews with Andrew Denton, ABC Books, Australia.

Mack, R. 2005, The Basics of Hospital Chaplaincy, Xulon, USA.

Swift, C. 2009, Hospital Chaplaincy in the 21st Century, Ashgate, Farnham.