Cancelled: Strengths-Based Dementia Care Management

Care management for persons with dementia often focuses on client deficits. This seminar provides learners with a strength-based approach to care coordination that emphasizes identification of the strength of the person living with dementia through all stages of the disease. Teepa Snow's staged GEMS approach is used to help participants better understand the remaining skills and how to optimize caregiving. Participants will learn how to honor personhood for the individual living with dementia via effective communication methods.

At a glance

What: Cancelled: Strengths-Based Dementia Care Management

When: Fri, Apr 13, 9am-3pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $150

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs), 5CECH (CHES) contact hours

Instructor: SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PhD

For additional information, contact SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PhD: 608-263-3174

Approved CE hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more


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