Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Series

— Changes to the Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Series —

The Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate/MHOA curriculum is being redesigned in response to workforce challenges of providing care to older persons living with dememtia. Starting fall of 2018, we will begin offering the Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate. Unlike current dementia trainings, this certifiate will provide an in-depth and advanced practice learning experience on mid-to-late stage care challenges.

At a glance

What: Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate, soon to be the Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate

Questions? Email Suzanna Waters Castillo or call 608-263-3174

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Curriculum topics include but are not limited to: palliative and hospice care, pain management, managing chronic conditions, care coordination and transitions, behavioral changes, family conflict, spirituality and cultural needs, and anticipated grief and ambiguous loss. Expert faculty from UW-Madison and Middleton Veterans Hospital, along with regional experts, will provide training supported by clinical practice and evidence-based guidlines. More details will be announced here as they become available.

Students enrolled in the current MHOA certificate program must complete all required courses including the Summer Instititue on Mental Disorders and the Older Adult, scheduled for July 26-27, 2018.

For more information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo, PhD, at 608-263-3174 or suzanna.castillo@wisc.edu.