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Geriatric Counselor




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Geriatric counselling can be one of the many measures to help our elders age healthily. This type of counselling is meant to offer assistance to older adults during this difficult transition in their lives.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology or social work 

  • Masters degree in Psychology 

What you need to get started

  • Counsellors must have a background in mental health and counselling, including knowledge in mental and emotional disorders, counselling strategies, and other therapeutic interventions. 

  • They must also understand how to help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives and evaluate services to ensure that the desired outcome is met.

Soft Skills

  • Patience 

  • High Emotional Quotient 

  • Passion for Mental health Care 

  • Compassion 

  • Passion to work with the elderly 

  • Analytical Mind 

  • Quick thinking in a crisis

Technical Skills

  • Providing physical and psychological assessment services for older adults

  • Counselling

  • Treatment for mental health issues

  •  Assistance with problems interfering with a senior's quality of life.

Colleges in India

  • Delhi University, New Delhi

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

  • Ambedkar University, New Delhi

  • Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

  • Christ University, Bengaluru

Colleges Abroad

  • Harvard University.

  • Stanford University.

  • The University of Oxford.

  • University of California – Berkeley

  • Yale University


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