This population. Find a colleague and discuss the general concerns you have with working with the elderly. Make sure to include in this discussion any previous experiences you have had working with the elderly (positive, negative) as well as your general attitude about working with them. Second, discuss how you anticipate working with this population in your practice in terms of type of contact (assessment. treatment, aftercare) and percentage of your client population. Finally, combine your concerns/attitude toward them with the reality of your clinical work with them by answering this question: How would I approach counseling these clients and their significant others so they feel welcomed and have a sense of hope?