The Challenges Of Building Rapport With An Elderly

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1. Challenges:
a. adults
i. Scheduling conflicts due to work, taking care of family, and etc. ii. Feelings of shame for needing the counseling could hinder his or her progress. iii. Building rapport with an adult client could be difficult if the counselor is younger than the client which could make the counselor seem like she does not know what she is doing. iv. Possible generation differences between the clients and/or counselor, i.e. slang words, comfortability with lifestyle choices, and etc.
v. An adult might have issues giving up control and allowing the counselor to be the authority and/or allowing the counselor to take control.
b. Elderly:
i. Possible issues can be the wider gap between generational differences including language and
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Adults will most likely be found in private practice and non-profit/ community settings depending on socioeconomic factors.
b. The elderly will most likely be found in hospitals, agency, and non-profit community depending on income level, living arrangements, and health
c. Persons with disability will most likely be found in school setting, agency, or non-profit depending on the age of the person with disability, health care, and living situation.
d. College student will most likely be found on college settings if the college offers programs or at community settings.
e. Diverse cultures will most likely be at non-profit community settings because it is readily available for anyone, and at college campus because those are diverse culture in and of itself.
3. Special issues that may be of consideration of each population.
a. Adults:
i. Divorce should be considered because divorce is almost as frequent as couples remaining married for years. Related issues of feelings of lost, anger and anxiety over the relationship and divorce process, and coping with being single should also be considered. ii. Career should also be considered because many people are being lied off and might just be deciding to change careers. iii. Loss and grief over loosing

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