Strengths-based Approach to Geriatric Mental Health Care
Strengths-based care management for older adults has its roots in mental health care that seeks to empower clients. It is both a philosophy and set of methods that emphasize the resources and skills of older adults for the purpose of self-determined outcomes, developed through bio-psycho social assessment and collaboratively identified with the client. This seminar is open enrollment and part of the Geriatric Mental Health Care Management Certificate Program.
At a glance
What: Strengths-based Approach to Geriatric Mental Health Care
When: Last offered Feb 5, 2015. Check back for next offering.
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)
Instructor: Suzanna Waters Castillo
For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo: 608-263-3174
The 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