Developmental Milestones and Mental Health Issues in Older Adults

 

The focus of this course is the older adult population of the United States, a population that will soon comprise over 50% of the nation. In the 1980s, degree programs with the designation “geriatric” began to spring up across the country. Unfortunately, they were for the most part, short-lived. Whether due to ageism or a lack of apparent urgency of the need for geriatric specialists, their demise has left the helping professions far short of the needed expertise to adequately and effectively care for a huge cohort of older persons better known as the baby boomers. This course is intended to provide you (psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other health or social service professionals) with an understanding of the relationship between older adult developmental stages and challenges and behavioral health concerns. It will, in addition, introduce you to the application of this knowledge to the support of healthy aging and the prevention and treatment of behavioral health problems in the older adult population. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-HHS-0-DMMHIOA

Certificates

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Georgia Paraprofessionals

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Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.00 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-DMMHIOA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify the developmental strengths and challenges of older adulthood as they pertain to behavioral health.
Incorporate an understanding of older adult development into the assessment and treatment of behavioral health issues in older adults.
Apply recent research findings to the delivery of effective behavioral health services for older adults.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About this Course
B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Implications of Longevity
A. Meet Susan and Her Family
B. The Older Adult
C. Demographic Changes and Behavioral Health
D. Normal Aging
E. Aging, Illness, Disease, and Disability
F. Chronic Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life
G. Quick Check
H. Section Summary

Section 3: Cognitive Development
A. Cognition in Older Adult Development
B. Supporting Healthy Cognition in Older Adulthood
C. Cognition: Dementia, Delirium, and Mental Illness
D. Dementia and Delirium: Changes in the Diagnostic Manual
E. Meet Ruth
F. Section Summary

Section 4: Psychosocial Development
A. Evolving Theory
B. Supporting Healthy Psychosocial Development
C. Behavioral Health and Psychosocial Development
D. Meet Edel
E. Section Summary

Section 5: Clinical Treatment
A. What, Why, and How to Assess the Older Adult: Mental Health
B. Substance Use and Sleep Assessment
C. A Touchy Subject? Sex and the Older Adult
D. Elder Abuse: What and Why to Assess
E. Elder Abuse: How to Assess
F. The Therapeutic Relationship
G. Evidence-Based Practices: Effective Treatments and Special Skills
H. Evidence-Based Practices: Older Adult Specific Treatments
I. Psychotropic Drug Use and Risks for Older Adults
J. Pharmacological Treatment: The Presentation of Adverse Effects in Older Adults
K. Quick Check
L. Section Summary

Section 6: Treatment Adherence
A. The Importance of Treatment Adherence
B. Identifying Barriers to Adherence
C. Assessments and Interventions to Improve Adherence
D. The Older Adult, Primary Care Settings, and Suicide
E. Models of Integrated Service
F. Meet Katya
G. Section Summary

Section 7: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations!
C. Course Contributor
D. Resources
E. References

Staff Writer: Lisa Furst, LMSW
Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH is Director of Public Education for the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC). She develops and implements public education programming that provides information about mental illnesses and their treatment to professionals, paraprofessionals, and the general public. In her role as the Director of Education for the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, a project of MHA-NYC, Ms. Furst creates public education and training/technical assistance programs to educate professionals and the general public about the mental health needs of older adults. She is a co-author of “Depressed Older Adults, Education and Screening” (Springer Publishing Company), a guidebook to help aging and social service professionals establish a model of mental health education and depression screening in community-based aging service programs. She is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and is a licensed social worker in New York State. Disclosure: Lisa Furst, LMSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: John Santopietro, MD
Dr. John Santopietro is Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Resources, a community mental health and substance abuse agency that provides care to 10,000 patients a year. He has held administrative and clinical positions in community mental health, hospital-based mental health, and state-run mental health systems. Dr. Santopietro received his BA from Yale University and his MD from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internship/residency in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University Medical School, and went on for a fellowship at the Austin Riggs Center, Harvard University Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, President–Elect of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, and a member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American College of Physician Executives. He is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and teaches medical students and residents in psychiatry. Dr. Santopietro also serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the State of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addictions advisory board. Disclosure: John Santopietro, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Diana Joy, MA, LPC
Diana Joy is a clinician and professor of psychology. She received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado in 1986, graduating summa cum laude. She is licensed in Oregon and Colorado as a Professional Counselor. Diana served as the older adult expert for Colorado Mental Health Services. She offers professional development and consultation, in addition to her clinical practice, and teaches online. Her commitment to improving access to evidence-based behavioral health services led her to study eBehavioral Health Services and she offers this service through her private practice. She is located in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband, her therapy dog Thurmond, and of course, two cats. Disclosure: Diana Joy, MA, LPC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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