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Counseling Older Fathers

WithRory Remer, Neil Massoth, Gwendolyn Pugh Crumpton, Chen Z. Oren, Dora Chase Oren

Older fathers: Who are they? What are their roles and what are their needs? How do mental health providers effectively treat older fathers? Answering these questions is difficult because of the limited data on older fathers. Consequently, we extrapolated from what is known about fathering and grandfathering, relevant theories addressing both the internal and social experiences of older men, and salient issues of aging to formulate suggestions for conceptualizing and treating older fathers.