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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.

Key Program Information
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Ethics and Boundaries
Next Session Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
Metropolis Resort
5150 Fariview Drive
Room Skybox Room
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Schedule Feb. 12, 2021 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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.

This program is held on the same day as Geriatric Mental Health. Register for both programs 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


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.

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Standard Fee $99.00

Fee includes instruction, materials, refreshments and 4 Contact Hours (0.4 CEUs).

Additional Information

This program is held on the same day as Geriatric Mental Health. Register for both programs and save $20.

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