Seminar Detail

Mental Health Issues in Older Adults: Proven Strategies for Cognitive Deficits, Depression and Anxiety
Mental Health Issues in Older Adults: Proven Strategies for Cognitive Deficits, Depression and Anxiety

Where:  ST LOUIS, MO

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Drawing on over 25 years of clinical experience in the field of aging, Richard Zweig, PhD., ABPP, will teach you concrete strategies to work with older adults who have mental health issues, including:

  • Assessing cognitive deficits, depression and anxiety
  • Treating depression and anxiety and managing cognitive deficits
  • Handling common ethical issues
  • Addressing life transitions, grief/complicated grief, thoughts of suicide and interpersonal conflict
  • Engaging and establishing credibility
  • Building a successful geriatric mental health practice
Through dynamic discussion, case studies and video examples you will walk away with the essential assessment and treatment tools to provide better care for older adults, grow your practice and find more satisfaction and joy in your clinical work!
Objectives:

  1. Describe three common misconceptions about older adults and your own attitudes toward aging.
  2. Demonstrate four effective methods to engage older adults needing mental health care.
  3. State five critical issues to cover in the assessment of older adults.
  4. Implement effective treatment approaches for depression and anxiety as well as in the management of cognitive problems.
  5. Describe three essential factors for developing and sustaining a geriatric clinical practice.
  6. Delineate three common ethical issues associated with care of older adults.
OUTLINE

The Worlds of Older Adults
  • Myths and realities about older adults
  • What do you really think about older adults and your own aging?
Credibility with Older Adults
  • A life before becoming old
  • Etiquette and avoiding interpersonal pitfalls in establishing rapport
  • Adaptations for sensory, cultural and generational mismatch
  • How health, housing and social services shape older lives
Mental Health Issues in Late Life
  • Epidemlology of late life mental disorders - made easy
  • Common mental health conditions and life problems
  • Facts about successfully treating mental health problems
Assessment of Mental Health Problems
  • Assessment of motivation and intention to see you
  • Medical history and medications
  • Tools, instruments and protocols to measure:
    • Cognitive deficits
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Substance abuse
  • Referrals for medical care, psychiatric care, social services
  • Common problems during an initial assessment (and how to deal with them)
Management of Mild-Severe Cognitive Deficits
  • Distinction between dementia and delirium
  • Strategies to address memory complaints
  • Strategies to help older adults with dementia and their families
  • Common problems faced by clinicians (and how to deal with them)
  • Resources
Treatment of Late Life Depression
  • Fundamental issues in late life depression
  • Proven treatment strategies using
    • Problem Solving Treatment
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Common problems encountered in psychotherapy (and how to deal with them)
Treatment of Late Life Anxiety
  • Fundamental issues in late life anxiety
  • Proven treatment strategies using CBT
  • Common problems encountered in psychotherapy (and how to deal with them)
  • Resources to further build your treatment skills
Critical Steps in Building a Successful Geriatric Practice
  • An overview of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Common service delivery sites
  • Referrals and coordinating care with other health care providers pathology
  • Common problems in business and management (and how to handle them)
Ethical Issues
  • Balance safety and autonomy
  • Safeguard privacy and consent
  • Determine capacity to give consent
  • Deal with conflict of interest and blurring of roles

RICHARD A. ZWEIG, PH.D., ABPP

Richard Zweig, PhD., ABPP, is board certified in geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. For over 25 years, he has provided clinical services to older adults and their families and conducted research on late life mental and physical health issues. Dr. Zweig is a tenured professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University where he was recruited to develop and direct the Ferkauf Older Adult Program. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Dr. Zweig is trained/certified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has authored articles, book chapters, and co-edited a book focused on personality pathology in later life, and has been a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Gerontologist, the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology and the Journal of Mental Health and Aging. Dr. Zweig was senior staff psychologist and coordinator of geriatric psychology extern training in the Geriatric Psychiatry Division of Hillside Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was principle investigator and co-PI of two DHHS-HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grants focused upon geropsychology training. A founding board member of ABPP-GERO, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Dr. Zweig has served as treasurer of APA Div. 12-2 (Geropsychology), and as chair of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Richard Zweig is a professor at Yeshiva University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Zweig is a member of the American Psychological Association; Gerontological Society of America; and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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ETHICS
This seminar qualifies for .5 hours of general ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

ILLINOIS ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 6.25 CEUS. Program number: 13591. Category: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, .


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MISSOURI COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 credits.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONER/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6.25 clock hours and 6.25 participant hours.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.75 (Clinical) and .5 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. No more than 6.25 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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