Older adults are the fastest growing segment of our population. Late-life is a complicated time full of adjustment and transition. Older adults struggling to ride a wave of change are increasingly likely to show up in offices like yours with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
But you worry that assessing and treating people over age 65 is just for specialists. That without lengthy and expensive training you’ll be unable to successfully meet the unique challenges of working with this population.
This recording will transform your practice with older adults from one of hesitance and self-doubt to one of prepared confidence. Get the skills and tools you need to effectively assess and treat older clients for anxiety, trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use issues. From differentiating the signs of dementia from depression to overcoming generational sigma and shame surrounding mental health conditions, you’ll walk away with a roadmap for combining proven interventions from CBT, Mindfulness, and Behavioral Activation with practical considerations for effectively working with older adults.
Can you afford to be unprepared to serve this rapidly growing population?
Purchase today and ensure that you’re poised and ready to provide the best care possible when older clients walk through your door!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.
Manual - Confidently Assess and Treat Older Adults
Natali Edmonds, PsyD, ABPP, is Board Certified in Geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Edmonds is a geropsychologist for the Home-based primary care program with the Veterans Affairs Phoenix Health Care System where she provides psychotherapy to medically compromised older adults in the home and via telehealth modalities. Dr. Edmonds conducts in-home cognitive assessments for older veterans who are demonstrating declines in cognitive functioning and also engages in caregiver stress interventions as appropriate. An active member of interdisciplinary treatment team, she provides psychology relevant staff trainings. Dr. Edmonds also provides education and support through Dementia Careblazers, an online resource for dementia that gives them the knowledge, skills, and information they need to take the best care of themselves and their loved ones with dementia. Dr. Edmonds earned her Psy.D. from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University.
Financial: Natali Edmonds has an employment relationship with the Veterans Affairs Phoenix Health Care System; and Dementia Careblazers.. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Natali Edmonds has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Articulate how the medical, psychological and social aspects of aging can contribute to anxiety, depression and substance abuse in adults over 65 years of age.
Characterize how mental health clinicians can work with older clients to help them deal with the late life stressors that accompany aging.
Communicate how symptoms of depression in older adults are often overlooked as a normal part of the aging process, and establish how evidence-based treatments for depression can be used in therapy with the elderly.
Analyze the prevalence of alcohol and drug use in older adults and communicate how techniques can be introduced in treatment to increase motivation and provide strategies to cope with triggering situations.
Employ clinical strategies that help mental health professionals recognize suicide risk in older adults and appropriately intervene in crisis situations.
Determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment in older clients.
How Working with Older Adults Differs from Other Clients
Psychopharmacological treatments and the senior metabolism
Social systems, family and life role transitions
Generational stigma, therapy and communication
Finding the strengths of older clients
The Aging Brain: What You Need to Know About Aging, Forgetfulness and Dementia
Forgetfulness vs. pathology
Cognitive assessment tools
Clinical differences among common dementia syndromes
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.