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      Garden City, New York 11530

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      Certificate Program – Mental Health and Aging

      Learn more about the Geriatric Mental Illness and Populations at Risk workshop.
      Learn more about the Dealing with Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurocognitive Disorders workshop.

      CEs: 30

      Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

      Cost: $675

      The World Health Organization has identified the need for significant changes in practice and service delivery to address the rapidly growing burdens associated with mental, neurological and substance use disorders. Older adults confronting these disorders face significant barriers to quality of life.

      These complex disorders in late life challenge new graduates and seasoned professionals alike. Population aging demands greater professional workforce capacity, and clinical providers are vital to assuring appropriate care and treatment for older adults and their families. This certificate program explores the practice implications of working with older adults living with mental, neurological, and substance abuse disorders.Participants may choose to attend either a stand-alone intensive training program, earning continuing education credits for each workshop respectively, or attend both programs to receive the Adelphi Certificate in Mental Health and Aging (30 CEs).

      » Register Online for Both Programs (Credit Card)Geriatric Mental Illness and Populations at Risk 

      (12 CEs) March 5-6, 2020

      In this two-day program, offering 12 hours of continuing education, learners will gain knowledge of geriatric mental health challenges, including social isolation, depression, suicide, anxiety, hoarding and substance abuse. Relevant interventions and practices will be recommended to build capacity for meeting the mental health needs of older adults. Learners will be engaged to understand significant historical and contemporary issues and problems facing older adults, with attention to the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexual orientation, religion, and physical and mental disability. Additionally, learners will receive comprehensive information about the risks, warning signs, impacts, and interventions for elder neglect, abuse, and exploitation.

      » Register for this programDealing with Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurocognitive Disorders

      (18 CEs) October 5-7, 2020

      In this three-day program, offering 18 hours of continuing education, learners will understand the complex interactions of neurological disease pathology, individual client strengths, environmental conditions, informal supports, formal resources, and societal influences in order to appropriately respond to the needs of older adults living with neurocognitive disorder as well as their informal caregivers. Workshop content focuses on the neuropathological attributes of the full array of dementing disorders, diagnostic evaluation components, the impacts of progressive symptoms on patients and families, best practices in dementia care and communication techniques, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, and environmental enhancements. The goals of preserving dignity and supporting quality of life will be promoted as priorities in discussions of strengths-based and person-centered care.

      » Register for this programLead Faculty

      Daniel B. Kaplan, Ph.D., LICSW, LMSW, CSW-G, QDCS, is a gerontological clinical social worker with expertise in mental and neurological disorders. He is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work. His research includes intervention studies and workforce development initiatives to optimize services, clinical interventions and supportive environments for older adults with mental and neurological disorders living in the community. Dr. Kaplan is Co-Investigator for the John A. Hartford Foundation-funded NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging initiative. He is the former National Director of Social Services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Dr. Kaplan holds clinical social work licensure in New York and Massachusetts, as well as an NASW certification in advanced gerontological clinical social work. He earned his doctorate at Columbia University and then held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the NIMH Geriatric Mental Health Services Research Program at the Weill Cornell Institute for Geriatric Psychiatry.Dates and Objectives

      Part I Schedule and Learning Objectives:
      March 5-6, 2020
      9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

      Location:
      Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
      1 South Ave
      Garden City, NY

      March 5: Geriatric Mental Illness

      Students will understand the clinical practice implications of:

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