In this virtual program, nurses, hospice care workers, social workers, therapists, and other professionals who work with the elderly population will learn to assess and identify mental illness in geriatric patients.
Understand How to Provide the Best Care for the Geriatric Population
How can you create a well-rounded care practice for your older patients or clients? By learning to assess and identify their mental health. According to The World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder. The difficult part is learning the difference between the normal signs of aging and the symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness affects the daily well-being of our clients but there are ways we can learn to support and provide care while allowing them to live a happier and more fulfilling life. In this live interactive virtual program, you will examine how mental health presents itself differently in geriatric individuals. You will also learn about the normal signs of aging and how this differs from signs of mental illness. You will take away skills to observe and assess your patients for signs and symptoms of mental illness.
- Identify common differences in the presentation of mental health disorders in geriatric individuals
- Identify the best assessment practices with geriatric individuals when assessing mental health
- Increase understanding of geriatric mental health versus ‘normative’ changes
- Increase understanding of empirically-based treatments for mental health in geriatric individuals
This program pairs well with Ethics and Boundaries: Working with Geriatric Populations. If you register for both programs, receive a discounted price of $99 for each program.
Who should attend
Health and human service professionals such as nurses, hospice care workers, social workers, counselors, and therapists providing care to geriatric patients.
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.