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Assessing and Treating Mental Disorders in Older Adults | 12-hr seminar on Audio CDs
Zarit, Steven, Ph.D., and Judith M. Zarit, Ph.D.
J & K Seminars / Seminar on Audio CDs / 2004-07-01 / X72122
Old Age Studies
price: $105.00
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Objectives
Participants will be able to:
Normal psychological changes with aging
The types of disorders that are common in late life and their characteristics
How to differentiate normal aging from a mental disorder or disease
How to take a detailed history from an older patient
How to use mental status testing in initial assessments
The uses and limitations of psychometric tests
Concepts of competency & issues with older patients
Learning effective strategies for working with older patients
How to recognize and treat depression and anxiety in older patients
The clinician?s role in relation to families
When the caregiver needs to be involved in treatment
The basics of Nursing Home consultation
Keys to successful aging
Topics Covered
The Aging of America and the Role of Psychotherapists
The growing market in geropsychology?What is normal aging?
How depression and anxiety can look different in older patients
Characteristics of dementia and delirium
The Heart of Geropsychology: Differential Diagnosis
Taking a lifespan history?Developing alliances with physicians
A critical look at mental status exams
Putting the pieces of the puzzle together
Getting the Most from Psychometric Testing
Which tests have norms for older adults?Which tests are frustrating to use?What you can do to optimize results
When do you refer to a neuropsychologist
Multiple Competencies: How to evaluate
Legal definitions?Typical competency questions: financial, medical, personal?How to talk to attorneys
The Geropsychologist?s Tools for Effective Treatment
Establishing a healthy therapeutic alliance?Determining reasonable treatment goals?Integrating health issues into treatment
The role of families
Treating Anxiety & Depression - Ironing out the Wrinkles
Treatment works! Outcome studies?Five components of treatment with depressed people?Addressing anxiety symptoms
Strategies for working with difficult clients (hint: Axis II)
And Now for the Fun: Working with Families
Coaching children in dealing with their aging parents
Providing information and support to a caregiving spouse?How to conduct a family meeting?The stable incompatible marital couple
Nursing Home Consultation and Wrap-Up
Consultation-Liaison Model?Learning to be a detective (with apologies to Dr. Delaware) - Keys to successful aging

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