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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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MACHADO, Jane Gleifa Oliveira; CAMPOS, Carla Geline de Oliveira  and  RABELO, Dóris Firmino. Social skills training for elderly people in a long term institution. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.2, pp. 258-265. ISSN 2236-6407.

This report intends to describe an experience of social skills training workshops for institutionalized elderly that proved feasible to work a variety of social situations. In long-term institutions, the repertoire of social skills reflects directly on the adjustment, socialization and coexistence of the elderly, and it is important to think about interventions that seek to promote human development, quality of life and strengthening of social support. The experience showed the importance of the psychologist in geriatric institutions and the demand for new forms of contemporary practice committed to the well-being of the elderly in psychosocial and cognitive risk.

Keywords : elderly; homes for the aged; social skills.

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