Parenting Our Elderly Parents
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
In Parenting Our Elderly Parents, Dr. Patricia J. Pitta demonstrates her approach to working with clients who are in the position of caretaker for their aging parents. Therapy with these clients is challenging, as it involves the family system, parental relationships, changing power dynamics between parents and children, and coping with cognitive and physical decline in loved ones.
Goals in this type of therapy include helping to realign power in relationships, identifying and resolving intergenerational conflicts, and helping caregivers to get support for themselves.
In this session, Dr. Pitta helps a man who is taking care of his elderly mother to set boundaries, cope with his mother's decline, and to seek out resources for support.