Theee presentation and characteristics of late-life depression are unique. This seminar focuses on understanding the impact of late-life depression and the importance of appropriately identifying the nature of the depression and applying appropriate treatment approaches. It is easy to see what is wrong, but strengths-based care management focuses upon what is "right" with the older adult.

You learn about:

  • Epidemiology of depression in older adults
  • Various types of depression unique to older adults
  • The etiology of these types of depression
  • Effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Understand strengths-based care management for older adults
  • Define the core values underlying this approach and how it applies to working with older adults who have mental illness
  • Integrate the strengths-based approach into geriatric mental health care
  • Demonstrate the application of the strengths-based assessment and goal plan
  • Apply solution-focused interviewing skills