Gerocounseling is an important branch of psychology that focuses on the mental, emotional and physical problems faced by elderly individuals. Programs in geriatric psychology have become more critical as the population ages, and psychotherapy for geriatric issues is necessary as older adults experience psychological changes as a result of loss and increased dependency. Geropsychology may also include counseling family members as they deal with aging parents and act as a grief counselor in some instances. With a certificate in Gerocounseling from Ottawa University, you can serve the needs of this growing population as a geriatric psychology professional.
This counseling certification program is designed for practicing professionals seeking licensure. A professional therapist can help older adults with aging and geriatric issues, including:
- Adjusting to loss
- Avoiding isolation
- Medical issues of aging
- Facing mortality
- Transitioning to retirement
- And more
As the segment of the population of older adults continues to grow, the demand for competent geriatric psychology professionals will also grow. This continuing education certificate allows you to graduate with an increased marketability to serve this growing need by counseling older adults in your geriatric psychology career.
Ottawa University offers this certificate program in Arizona. For more information on earning your CAGS in Gerocounseling in Arizona, contact us today.
Licensing/counseling certification requirements vary state to state. Students are responsible for checking the requirements for their respective states.