005: What Psychologists Should Know About Working With Older Adults

DAY
August 06, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
7
Enrollment Limit
60
Description
This intermediate workshop increases the competencies of psychologists' work with older adults, drawing on the growing literature on psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment. The content focuses on: (a) unique aspects of managing professional practice with older patients, (b) assessment and treatment of late-life depression and anxiety, (c) cognitive disorders and differential diagnosis of dementias, and (d) psychological and behavioral interventions for elders at the highest and lowest ends of the continuum of function, exploring normal aging through serious impairment due to illness or dementia.
Learning Objectives
1. Identify symptoms of depression and anxiety among older adults and apply appropriate assessment and treatment techniques for these conditions.
2. Recognize signs of dementia among older adults and apply appropriate assessment and treatment techniques for this condition.
3. Respond to multiculturally diverse older adult clients with sensitivity to their cultural values and health practices.
4. Recognize the role that function plays in determining appropriate psychological supports and intervention.
5. Develop awareness of the range of psychological supports and interventions to support older adults with comorbid health concerns and various behavioral health needs.
6. Manage a professional practice involving older patients effectively, including utilizing appropriate billing and coding practices and positioning for future changes in Medicare reimbursement policies.
7. Describe ethical considerations in geropsychology practice to ensure the welfare and protection of older adult patients.

Instructor(s)
Kelly Carney, PhD, Phoebe Ministries, Allentown, Pa.; Glenn Smith, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Margaret P. Norris, PhD, Private Practice, Longmont, Colo.; Forrest R. Scogin, PhD, University of Alabama
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410
Co-sponsor(s)
Workshop 005 is cosponsored by APA Committee on Aging (CONA).