Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult
Advancing the Understanding of Geriatric Mental Illness and Parkinson’s Disease
Attend this 2-day institute, the only one of its kind in the Midwest, to learn evidence-based best practices and to enhance your clinical skills working with geriatric patients and clients. On the first day the institute offers an intensive look at late-life depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and psycho-pharmacology. The second day of the institute will focus on Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Dementia. Faculty engage you in a collaborative exploration of treatment methods and case studies.
At a glance
What: Summer Institute on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult
When: ThF, July 28-29, 8:30am-4pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 12 hours (1.2 CEUs)
or register by phone at 608-262-2451
For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo:
About this training
Parkinson's disease and related Lewey body dementia become more complex to treat as people age. People with Parkinson's disease need greater mental health care support. Additionally, their mental health may be compromised as chronic conditions evolve, medication management becomes more complex and emotional challenges emerge. Gain an interprofessional perspective based on the latest information on the nature of Parkinson's disease and evidence-based treatments. Our stellar faculty engages participants to increase their knowledge and immediately apply information through case studies.
Dr. Art Walaszek, board certified in geriatric psychiatry, provides the July 28 keynote on geriatric depression and Parkinson's disease; Dr. Teresa Mangin, medical director of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter, provides the keynote on the morning of July 29 on neurological perspectives on Parkinson's disease; and David Leventhal, director of Dance for Parkinson's Disease (danceforparkinsons.org) with the Mark Morris Dance Group, provides the afternoon keynote on dance as therapy.
This conference is endorsed by: The American Parkinson's Disease Association Wisconsin Chapter and the Wisconsin Geriatric Psychiatry Initiative.
- Explain the characteristics unique to late-life depression and anxiety.
- Recognize the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and depression.
- Describe the clinical features of Lewey body dementia.
- Understand the bi-directional relationship between late-life sleep disorders and depression.
- Describe the challenges for psychotropic medication adherence for older adults.
- Identify primary chronic conditions that affect geriatric mental health.
- Explain the utility of dance as a therapeutic approach to Parkinson’s disease.
- Demonstrate dance therapy techniques of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease.
Thursday July 28: Evidence-based Treatment for Geriatric Mental Disorders
Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, MSSW
|8:45am||Keynote: Geriatric Anxiety and Depression
Art Walaszaek, MD
|10:30am||Chronic Conditions and Geriatric Mental Health
Beth Fahlberg, PhD, GNP
|1pm||Executive Function and Geriatric Mental Health
Lisa Boyle, MD
|2:30pm||Late-life Sleep Disorders
Tim Juergens, MD
Friday July 29: Parkinson’s Disease and Lewey Body Dementia
|8:45am||Keynote: Clinical Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
Teresa Mangin, MD
|10:30am||Big and Loud, a Therapeutic Approach for Parkinson’s Disease
Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, MSSW
|1-4pm||Keynote: Dance Movement and Parkinson’s Disease
David Leventhal, Dance for Parkinson’s Disease; learn more at danceforparkinsons.org
Dance for Parkinson's: a life-changing partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Group
Dance for PD® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through our network of partners and associates, in more than 100 other communities in 13 countries around the world. In Dance for PD®classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating, and creative. An on-going non-profit collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Dance for PD® program also provides teacher training, creates innovative instructional media, and nurtures relationships among other organizations so that classes based on our model are widely available. Learn more»
Fee: $325 (include lunch, break refreshments, materials, CEUs, and a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee)
Dates and times: July 28-29, 2016, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Pyle Center, Madison, WI map»
Attire: Business casual is suggested. Room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary; we suggest you bring a sweater or jacket.
Lodging: A block of rooms is being held at the Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, which is one block from the Pyle Center. To make reservations online, visit this website and use code word MENTAL. Or call 608-256-2621 or 866-301-1753.
CEUs: 1.2 (12 hours for 2 days)
Credits for human services professionals
UW-Madison is a board-approved provider for continuing education. View more information on approved continuing education credits here»
Achieve additional credentialing
The Summer Institute’s 1.3 CEUs (or 13 credit hours) are applied toward the completion of the UW-Madison Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Program.
To earn the certificate, you are required to complete these 5 seminars:
- Late-Life Anxiety
- Late-Life Depression
- Late-Life Sleep Disorders
- The Impact of Common Geriatric Conditions on Late-Life Mental Health
- Managing Psychotropic Medications for Older Adults
You must also complete 3 elective seminars. Choices include Care that Matters: Person Centered Dementia Care; Alcohol and Drug Problems in Late Life; and Mild Cognitive Impairment, among others; view complete list here»
You have 2 years to complete the certificate. Courses are offered every fall and spring, with the Summer Institute offered biannually.