Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care is a unique professional development program for social workers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, pharmacists, and others who work with older adults challenged by mental illness. Beginning on Jan. 17, 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer the course online, featuring high-quality instruction from UW-Madison and Medical College of Wisconsin faculty who are board-certified in geriatric psychiatry and pharmacy. Students can start anytime and complete the course within a year from the date of registration.
Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care builds expertise in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy through audio lectures, PowerPoints, readings, and other engaging content. It explores the latest evidence-based research on late-life depression; chronic conditions and geriatric mental health; late-life sleep disorders; managing psychotropic medications for older adults; and late-life anxiety.
“Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care offers professionals working with older adults an opportunity to become leaders in their field,” says Suzanna Waters Castillo, Ph.D., MSSW, director of the geriatric mental health series at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. “It’s the only online course in which geriatric psychiatry instructors teach core content in geriatric mental health for professionals in geriatrics and gerontology.”
For more information on Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care, see the video above; or contact Waters Castillo, email@example.com, 608-263-3174.