Depression in Older Adults

 

Many people believe that depression is a normal part of growing older. However, research tells us that depressive disorders are not a function of aging, but rather a common group of mental disorders that can be successfully treated. While most older adults do not suffer from a depressive disorder, those who do tend to struggle with emotional and physical symptoms that greatly impede their ability to age well and maintain a satisfactory quality of life. This course is appropriate for clinicians with a basic or intermediate knowledge of working with individuals with late-life depression. It is intended to help human service professionals identify the most common symptoms of a depressive disorder and familiarize them with the major types of effective clinical and psychosocial treatments available for older adults. Employing the interactive exercises and case vignettes in this course will teach you the skills you need to recognize depressive disorders among the older adults with whom you work, and provide them with the best information, support, and resources for treatment. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$17.50

Hours: 1.75
REL-HHS-MHA-DAOA-V2

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

1.75 HOURS


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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 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.75 HOURS


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NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


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Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.75 HOURS


Missouri Credentialing Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.75 HOURS


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Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.7 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.75 HOURS


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Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.75 HOURS







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Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.75 HOURS


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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 1.75 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.75 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

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South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


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Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.75 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
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Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.75 HOURS



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This activity approved for 1.75 CMC contact hours

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-MHA-DAOA-V2
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
List the symptoms of major depressive disorder among older adults.
Identify the most effective types of clinical treatment currently available to older adults with a depressive disorder.
Recognize where to refer at-risk older adults for evaluation and treatment for a depressive disorder.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Impact of Untreated Depression on Older Adults A. Meet Carol B. Defining Depression C. Depression Around the World D. Depression in the United States E. How Many Older Adults Experience Depression? F. Types of Depressive Disorders G. Bipolar Disorder H. Major Depressive Disorder I. What Are the Symptoms? J. Other Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder K. Meet Ms. A L. Summary Section 3: Other Depressive Disorders among Older Adults A. What Is Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)? B. Meet Mr. B C. Knowledge Check D. What Is “Minor” Depression? E. Other Specified Depressive Disorder F. Meet Ms. C. G. Knowledge Check H. Unspecified Depressive Disorder I. Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder J. Depressive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Risk Factors for Depression A. The Mind-Body Connection B. The Role of Co-Morbid Medical Illness C. Did You Know? D. Other Medical or Biological Risk Factors E. Quick Check F. The Relationship between Disability and Depression G. Functional Disability H. More about Functional Disability I. The Role of Bereavement in Depression J. The Role of Other Types of Loss K. Meet Alejandro L. Summary Section 5: Depression and Suicide A. Depression: A Major Risk Factor for Suicide B. Additional Risk Factors for Late Life Suicide C. Quick Check D. Late Life Suicide Statistics E. Summary Section 6: Identifying Depression A. True or False B. The Challenges of Identifying Depression C. Challenges for Older Adults D. Challenges for Providers E. Depression Screening: A Reliable Method of Identification F. What Are Some of the Benefits of Routine Screening for Depression? G. Depression Screening Tools H. Meet Lorna I. Summary Section 7: Treating Depression A. Treating Depression in Later Life B. Types of Psychotherapy for Depression C. The Role of Psychotropic Medications D. Common Ground E. Pharmacological Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features F. Psychotherapy vs. Antidepressant Medications G. Electro-Convulsive Therapy H. Non-Clinical Interventions for Depression I. Meet Sarah J. Summary Section 8: Where Older Adults Can Go for Help A. Role of Primary Care Professionals B. Specialty Mental Health Services C. Types of Mental Health Providers D. Are All Mental Health Practitioners Specialists in Geriatric Mental Health? E. Where Can You Find Geriatric Mental Health Services? F. Review G. Summary Section 9: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Instructor: 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.
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. 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 Social Workers; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Nurses; entry level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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