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

Cost: $120

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608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact
Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174Brooke Ekvall: 608-265-3517

Aging & Long-Term Care website
Geriatric Mental Health Care Management Certificate webpage


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