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Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care Management Certificate

Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Mental Health Care Management Certificate

This one-of-a-kind in the nation professional development certificate series focuses on developing knowledge and skills of community-based care managers to improve mental health care for older adults

This professional certificate program comprises 6 classes of insights and practical approaches for working with older adults who have mental illness. Review the basic tenets of care management; explore how to work more effectively as care managers. Learn about evidence-based screening tools for late-life mental disorders as well as the concept and practice of a strengths-based approach. Other topics include the ethics of in-home care and care coordination and monitoring.


Level

Intermediate


Learning objectives

  • Explain the basic tenets of care management.
  • Create a plan to work more effectively as a care manager.
  • Utilize evidence-based screening tools for late-life mental disorders, and contrast the concept and practice of a strengths-based approach.

Who Should Enroll?

Professionals registering for this certificate need to have experience in working with older adults. The 6 required seminars must be completed during a 2-year period which starts from the time of enrollment.


Have Questions?

We have collected answers to common questions in our frequently asked questions, or you may email the Program Director below.

Suzanna Waters Castillo

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You will be asked to complete the seminar certificate series form indicating your intent to pursue the certificate in Geriatric Mental Health Care Management when you take your first seminar. Please note that all seminars are open enrollment as well as certificate-based.

Recommended text
The following text is recommended for this series: An Integrated Textbook of Geriatric Mental Health by Donna Cohen, PhD and Carl Eisdorfer, MD, PhD. Available at Link to Geriatric Mental Health book on Amazon.comAmazon.com .

Time to Complete the Certificate

Two years

Tuition: $135 per seminar


Register online below for seminars in the certificate:

  • Screening and Assessment for Late-Life Mental Disorders – Coming soon