October 27, 2020 CEU
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9:00 am - 12:15 pm
An Overview of Treating Depression and Preventing Suicide in Older Adults
3.0 CEUs: LSW/LISW/SWA, LPC/LPCC, Nurses (via reciprocity), LNHA
This presentation will provide an overview of risk factors of depression and suicidal intent in late life and use case studies to illustrate assessment, prevention and treatment strategies in older adults and caregivers.
- Identify risk factors contributing to late life depression and suicidal intent.
- Evaluate instruments used to identify and assess depression and suicidal ideation in older adults.
- Identify various categories/types of depression in late life.
- Identify evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat depression and prevent suicide in older adults.
About the Speaker: Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D.
Paula Hartman-Stein, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized psychologist, consultant, educator, writer and public speaker. She obtained a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University and specialty training in geriatric mental health through the Geriatric Research and Education Center at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to working for three decades in direct care settings, she has edited two books, Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults and Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for Older Adults, published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has been a regular contributor on aging issues for The National Psychologist newspaper for 25 years. Dr. Hartman-Stein holds academic appointments at the University of Akron and the Integrated primary care certificate program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2018 she received an award from the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice. Her interest in writing has led to using narrative techniques as therapeutic interventions. She is currently developing a workbook for in-home use of pursuits and strategies for enhancing mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in late life.