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Ethics and Boundaries: Working with Geriatric Populations

Working with geriatric individuals is a rewarding career path. There can be some unique challenges of providing care and support to this population including social, emotional, and physical considerations. Deepen your knowledge at this half-day program.

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Understand your geriatric patients and how to best support them

This program will explore some of the unique ethical challenges human service providers may face when working with geriatric individuals. Elderly individuals may struggle with troubles including loneliness, feeling down or depressed, and side effects from dementia or anxiety. Those working with these individuals need to learn how to best support their patients through the many emotional stages they are experiencing. 

The instructor will provide an overview of the concept of boundaries and their important role in delivering quality care. You will learn about appropriate and respectful boundaries while working with geriatric individuals.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common potential ethical dilemmas when delivering services to geriatric individuals
  • Identify potential ethical conflicts of working with geriatric individuals 
  • Increase understanding of ways to respond to potential ethical conflicts 
  • Increase understanding of professional boundaries and their importance when delivering human services


This program satisfies the Wisconsin Social Worker’s Ethics and Boundaries requirements for licensing.

Bundle your registration with Geriatric Mental Health and save $20.

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Who should attend

Social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, school psychologists, and other human service professionals

Instructors

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    Dr. Todd Sigler is a Licensed Psychologist, a National Certified Counselor and a registrant of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He received his Counseling Psychology M.A. and Psy.D. from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Dr. Sigler has been in private practice since 2004 and has extensive experience working with refugee clients.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 4 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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