Geriatric Counselor

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KEY SKILLS

  • Patience 

  • High Emotional Quotient 

  • Passion for Mental health Care 

  • Compassion 

  • Passion to work with the elderly 

  • Analytical Mind 

  • Quick thinking in a crisis

PROS

  • It is rewarding to make a difference in an elder person's life

  • Sometimes a counsellor brings hope and a friendly face to a lonely person

  • Clients may be very interesting and from diverse backgrounds

  • Good salary potential in urban areas

CONS

  • It is emotionally draining to work against the inevitable 

  • Experience a lot of grief

  • Education is a long and expensive process

  • Work may be hard to find- its a very specialised field for a very small subset of the population

  • Breaking the stigma of mental health care is even more diffiicult with senior citizens

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Hospital/nursing home/Hospice care

  • private practise 

  • NGO 

  • Old age home

  • Rehabilitation Centres 

  • Research centres

  • Can work in a profession where grief is an everyday occurrence

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Empathy

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Interesting Facts about the career

Geropsychologists are at the forefront of research on questions related to health and aging. 


Research in Geriatrics- Research on the aging brain provides clues to the risks and protective factors for mental disorders relevant to individuals across the life span.

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