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Aging: The Unraveling Self

Joan Hubbard, MA

CE Credit: 3 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Aging: The Unraveling Self is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, offering a definition of aging that allows for more variability than simply the attainment of a specific age, including the essential element of declining vigor. It describes a developing societal crisis in the making, in which 20% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65 and facing challenges that will demand intelligent responses for years to come.

Chapters identify factors that can positively alter and extend the time before the inevitable end of life, with a special focus on the Eriksons’ suggested ways for seniors to remain vitally involved. Of particular interest are the strategies that are offered for assisting aging individuals to use the resources of a lifetime in meaningful ways to enhance their own lives and those of others. These include wellness planning, physical activity, mood and motivation.

Closeout Course #30-07 | 2004 | 36 pages | 20 posttest questions

This course will be permanently retired on July 31, 2017.

Learning Objectives

1.List three defining features of the process of human aging
2.Name four ways for seniors to stay “vitally involved” as suggested by the Eriksons
3.Identify two major challenges of the retirement years listed by Landon Survey respondents
4.Name five key findings from the AARP report on independent living and disability
5.List three strategies for slowing down the “decline of vigor” in the later years

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Joan Hubbard, MA, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. Her clinical practice of 29 years has specialized in couples' issues, and more recently with the applications of systems work to organizations. She has particular expertise with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has been on the faculty of the Center for Application of Psychological Type (CAPT) and has served with the Association for Psychological Type (APT) as the Consultant to the area of Counseling and Psychotherapy. In her capacity with APT she authored a series of articles on the applicability of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to the field of counseling and psychotherapy.

Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 

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