Understanding Emerging and Late Adulthood Lifespan Development Through a Cultural Lens

In the fourth episode in our series on cultural and contextual approaches to lifespan development, Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon shares her expertise on the development of adults. She discusses emerging adulthood and late adulthood, challenging the way we think about aging. Dr. Dixon-Saxon talks about the biases that counselors may have about older adults and advocates for stronger education to prepare counselors to work with older adults.

Understanding Emerging and Late Adulthood Lifespan Development Through a Cultural Lens

Episode

In the fourth episode in our series on cultural and contextual approaches to lifespan development, Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon shares her expertise on the development of adults. She discusses emerging adulthood and late adulthood, challenging the way we think about aging. Dr. Dixon-Saxon talks about the biases that counselors may have about older adults and advocates for stronger education to prepare counselors to work with older adults.

Guest

Savitri V. Dixon-Saxon, PhD, LCMHC, is a cis-gender female and African American single mother, daughter, sister, and friend (her most important intersecting identities). Her roles as the mother to an emerging adult and daughter to parents in late adulthood have fueled her passion for this book. Through workshops, speaking engagements, and articles, Savitri has provided her expertise on a variety of topics related to diversity, grief, positive body-image, single-parenthood, and intergenerational workplace dynamics. A counselor educator and licensed clinical mental health counselor, she has a thirty-year career in higher education in student and academic affairs and is currently a Vice Provost at Walden University providing oversight to the Colleges of Nursing, Social and Behavioral Health, and Allied Health. She is grateful for what she has learned from this co-author sisterhood and listening to the experts who have provided their perspectives from the field. It is her hope that readers will commit to a lifetime of learning because people and society are dynamic and require constant study. She is also hopeful that more helpers will embrace working with those in late adulthood. They have so much wisdom to offer.

Resources

https://www.springerpub.com/lifespan-development-9780826182784.html

Transcript

https://otter.ai/u/VhYCD7oYuzZbh58KqvtbIPUhpCY?utm_source=copy_url

Citation

Lamar, M. (Producer). (2023 July 7). Lifespan Development Through a Cultural Lens [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/understanding-emerging-and-late-adulthood-lifespan-development-through-a-cultural-lens

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