Don’t miss out at tapping into this population and growing your practice
Clinical skills for evaluating and determining capacity, no matter what the setting
Emerging changes in Medicare and how this affects you
Strategies for introducing end-of-life planning instruments
Adapt your practice to work with this huge flood of baby boomers, the “Silver Tsunami” and get more referrals from practitioners. You are uniquely situated to help this population meet the Medicare/Medicaid requirements in treatment. Learn where behavioral health fitswithin the continuum of care and grow yourpractice before it’s too late!
Position yourself as a key partner in achieving the goals set for patient management. Knowing what is required of you, the behavioral health provider, in different settings and developing your skills in working with aging clients will make you an invaluable partner in the changing field of aging.
If you are considering working with aging adults, this seminar will give you a firm foundation to start your work and enter into the expanding market whether it be outpatient, assisted living, skilled nursing, or in-patient. If you are already working with aging adults, you will benefit from honing your skills and learning how to maximize your reimbursements.
Transform your practice as the “Silver Tsunami” stretches the boundaries of healthcare and find your niche in treating older adults.
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 5.75 hours CPD.
Mary Flett, Ph.D., has been a sought-after teacher and trainer for over 30 years. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses her practice on aging issues and behavioral rehabilitation, partnering with medical professionals, integrative medicine practitioners, and complementary healing providers. Dr. Flett has worked in private practice, community-based agencies, and has provided services in both state and county government behavioral health systems.
In addition to her clinical work across the developmental spectrum, Dr. Flett has conducted evaluation and outcomes analyses and quality improvement studies for county and state government. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and was formerly affiliated with the Master’s in Counseling Program at Sonoma State University in California. Dr. Flett is the author of Mastering the DSM-5®: Integrating New & Essential Measures Into Your Practice (PESI, 2014).
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Flett spent 10 years working as a legal assistant in the areas of family law, criminal law, probate and tax law, and public law. Dr. Flett studied improvisation at the famed Second City in Chicago and performed stand-up comedy. She has a remarkable wit and ability to present information in a lively and engaging way.
Financial: Mary Flett is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Mary Flett has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Describe the changing landscape of care for older adults, including the patient-centered medical home, outpatient and inpatient treatment, skilled-nursing facilities, and assisted living.
Compare the ethical and legal requirements for releases of information and documentation of coordination of care.
Implement clinical skills to evaluate and determine capacity in care settings.
Discuss end-of-life planning instruments such as durable powers of healthcare, physician- orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST), and assisted suicide.
Utilize effective forms and systems of communication with primary care, hospitals, skilled nursing and hospice.
Compare and contrast Medicare/Medicaid billing in different settings.
TREATING THE OLDER ADULT
In-patient & outpatient settings
Acute & sub-acute settings
What is the Patient-Centered Medical Home & why should you care?
NAVIGATING SYSTEMS OF CARE
Are you a specialist or a generalist?
Assessing and accessing resources in your community
Assessing the capacity of your patient and his/her family for managing care needs
CAPACITY & COMPETENCY EVALUATION
Is it delirium, dementia, or depression?
Anxiety and its impact on performance
Medication-induced cognitive impairment
What is “informed consent” in the cognitively impaired older adult?
Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
Level-1 Symptom Inventory
Clinician-rated symptoms of psychosis
Adler Adult ADHD
Global Deterioration Scale
FAMILY INTERVENTIONS & END OF LIFE PLANNING
POA for healthcare
Five questions for eliciting quality of care in end of life
Working with family members who may be resistant to desires of client
COORDINATION OF CARE
Who is in charge? Where does behavioral health fit within continuum of care?
Communicating with treatment providers
Getting them to communicate with you!
HIPAA & other limitations of sharing information
Difference between “medical necessity” and “clinically significant functional impairment”
Medicare documentation standards for in-patient and out-patient settings
ETHICAL & LEGAL ISSUES
Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.
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.