Continuing Education

Counseling Elders and their Adult-Children:
Clinical Challenges and Advocacy Skills

Presenter – Joseph A. Jackson, LICSW

Author of – Health Care Without Medicare: A New Practice Manual forCommunity-Based Care Management

“Whether you are a nurse or social worker, doctor or health care administrator, lawyer or finance specialist, Jackson’s seminar is a must. An engaging and provocative speaker, Jackson succeeds where others have fallen short, reframing our long-term care challenge in clear, realistic, useful terms. We will have Mr. Jackson back to our organization every year to give us the edge on the single most important development in health care today − the aging of America and the implications for the future of community-based health care.”

Donald J. Parker, LCSW
President, AtlantiCare Health Services
Atlantic City, NJ

Workshop Description

This seminar teaches strategies essential to counseling and advocacy for frail elders, people with disabilities and their families. Participants learn client engagement, adjustment-to-loss, and family mediation counseling strategies. Ethical issues associated with conflict between family and client values, and client right to privacy and self-determination are explored.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify trust-building strategies for engaging frail elders and their adult-children in a constructive, therapeutic, counseling relationship
  • Describe the nature and impact of loss and grieving as the central clinical issues impacting the psychological, emotional and medical stability of elderly clients
  • Define coping strategies for adult-children dealing with medical and financial crisis associated with caring for an aging parent
  • Identify stressors associated with family role confusion and competition between family and career priorities
  • Clarify ethical issues affecting client right to privacy, right to self-determination, and right to folly
  • Define illness-prevention and the diversion of institutional admissions as relevant counseling outcomes for this population

Upcoming Dates and Locations

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CEUs For Professionals

This seminar is approved for CEUs for social workers, licensed mental health counselors, psychologists, and nurses in most states. Please check with us concerning your particular state by emailing your inquiry to

Other Seminars and Workshops

Joseph A. Jackson, LICSW, CCM offers this one-day workshop by invitation from health care organizations and professional groups across the country. He will adapt the seminar content and emphasis to meet your organization’s needs. He can be contacted at and will be happy to forward a workshop contract to you.

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