Strengths-based Approach to Geriatric Mental Health Care
Strengths-based care management for older adults has its roots in mental health care that seeks to empower clients. It is both a philosophy and set of methods that emphasize the resources and skills of older adults for the purpose of self-determined outcomes, developed through bio-psycho social assessment and collaboratively identified with the client. This seminar is open enrollment and part of the Geriatric Mental Health Care Management Certificate Program.
At a glance
What: Strengths-based Approach to Geriatric Mental Health Care
When: Th, Feb 5, 9am-3pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)
Instructor: Suzanna Waters Castillo
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The presentation and characteristics of late-life depression are unique. This seminar focuses on understanding the impact of late-life depression and the importance of appropriately identifying the nature of the depression and applying appropriate treatment approaches.
You learn about:
- Epidemiology of depression in older adults
- Various types of depression unique to older adults
- The etiology of these types of depression
- Effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches