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The Psychology of Retirement Coping with the Transition from Work



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The Psychology of Retirement is the first self-help guide to retirement based on highly proven psychological coping strategies. Provides the most comprehensive and coherent account of the challenges of retirement and the associated aging process Represents the culmination of over 30 years of clinical, teaching and research involvement in the main issues discussed within this book Draws systematically on applied scientific theories, accepted professional circles, which are interpreted and communicated by an applied scientist A constructive emphasis establishes the best possible coping strategies and perspectives

Author Biography

Derek Milne retired as the Director of the Newcastle University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme in 2012. In addition to practicing as a clinical psychologist within the National Health Service (including work with older adults) and teaching within Higher Education, he has occupied the related roles of coach, sport and exercise psychologist, trainer, researcher, mentor and organizational consultant. He is the author of Wiley’s Evidence Based Clinical Supervision (2009).

Table of Contents

About this Book and Author ix

Acknowledgments xi

1. The Surprises of Retirement 1

2. Understanding Retirement 29

3. Reframing Retirement 55

4. Relating in Retirement 79

5. Supporting Retirement 99

6. Learning from Life 119

7. Learning for Life 139

8. Conclusions 159

Notes 177

Recommended Reading 187

Index 189

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