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Mental Health Issues in Older Adults: Proven Strategies for Cognitive Deficits, Depression and Anxiety
Hinrichsen, Gregory A., PhD, ABPP
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2017-01-01 / X48785
Old Age Studies
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6 hr 8 min
Details: Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions

• Strategies to engage older adults and establish credibility
• Assessment tools for cognitive deficits, depression, anxiety and substance abuse
• Proven approaches to treat late life mental health problems
• Critical steps in building a successful geriatric practice including billing Medicare and Medicaid
• Ethical issues commonly confronted in practice with older adults

Drawing on over 40 years of clinical experience in the field of aging, Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Ph.D., ABPP, will teach you concrete strategies to work with older adults who have mental health issues, including:

• Assessing cognitive deficits, depression and anxiety
• Treating depression and anxiety and managing cognitive deficits
• Handling common ethical issues
• Addressing life transitions, grief/complicated grief, thoughts of suicide and interpersonal conflict
• Engaging and establishing credibility
• Building a successful geriatric mental health practice

Through dynamic discussion, case studies and video examples you will walk away with the essential assessment and treatment tools to provide better care for older adults, grow your practice and find more satisfaction and joy in your clinical work!


The Worlds of Older Adults

Myths and realities about older adults
What do you really think about older adults and your own aging?
Credibility with Older Adults

A life before becoming old
Etiquette and avoiding interpersonal pitfalls in establishing rapport
Adaptations for sensory, cultural and generational mismatch
How health, housing and social services shape older lives

Mental Health Issues in Late Life

Epidemiology of late life mental disorders - made easy
Common mental health conditions and life problems
Facts about successfully treating mental health problems

Assessment of Mental Health Problems

Assessment of motivation and intention to see you
Medical history and medications
Tools, instruments and protocols to measure:
...Cognitive deficits
...Substance abuse
Referrals for medical care, psychiatric care, social services
Common problems during an initial assessment (and how to deal with them)

Management of Mild-Severe Cognitive Deficits

Distinction between dementia and delirium
Strategies to address memory complaints
Strategies to help older adults with dementia and their families
Common problems faced by clinicians (and how to deal with them)

Treatment of Late Life Depression

Fundamental issues in late life depression
Proven treatment strategies using:
...Problem Solving Treatment
...Interpersonal Psychotherapy
...Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Common problems encountered in psychotherapy (and how to deal with them)

Treatment of Late Life Anxiety

Fundamental issues in late life anxiety
Proven treatment strategies using CBT
Common problems encountered in psychotherapy (and how to deal with them)
Resources to further build your treatment skills

Critical Steps in Building a Successful Geriatric Practice

An overview of Medicare and Medicaid
Common service delivery sites
Referrals and coordinating care with other health care providers
Common problems in business and management (and how to handle them)

Ethical Issues

Balance safety and autonomy
Safeguard privacy and consent
Determine capacity to give consent
Deal with conflict of interest and blurring of roles

About the Presenter:

Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Ph.D., ABPP, is board certified in geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. For almost 40 years, he has provided clinical services to older adults and their families and conducted research on late life mental health issues. For 25 years, Dr. Hinrichsen has presented training workshops in the U.S. and abroad and is a master trainer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a leading expert in the field of aging, Dr. Hinrichsen was previously the chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Aging, president of the APA Society of Clinical Geropsychology, APA Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate, and chair of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. He is the 2015 recipient of APA’s M. Powell Lawton Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Geropsychology.

Dr. Hinrichsen co-authored the books, Older Adult Psychology Treatment Planner (2011) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Older Adults (2006). He has written numerous publications and trained social work and psychology students and professionals in how to effectively work with older adults. Greg is on the faculty of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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