Odyssey: Counseling, Case Management, and Older Adults

Please note the change in dates from the printed catalog! Free parking on site. One-hour lunch break. We recommend bringing your lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave students may use. There is a recommended textbook for this course: Counseling the Older Adult: A Training Manual in Clinical Gerontology, 2nd ed., by Patricia Alpaugh McDonald and Margaret Haney.

Intended for the layperson and the beginning counselor/case manager, this course offers a step-by-step approach to case work with older adults. Participants first learn to recognize and understand nonverbal communication; to remember, identify, and respond to feelings, both their own and those of their clients; and to recognize and rate their own responses to the client. On this foundation, the course then builds a progressive understanding of and practice in counseling and case management. Students learn how to establish rapport and make contact; how to define a problem, set goals, and clarify issues; how to list and explore alternatives; and how to make a decision and provide closure.

916.219.91 JHU Eastern Campus Friday, May 1 and 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no class May 8) Cost: $210

JHU full-time faculty/staff receive 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners receive 50% remission. Please note that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.