Depression and Suicide in Older Adults

ID: 1060WEB

Depression and suicide in older adults are major public health issues requiring greater attention in the United States as well as other countries. Whereas suicide attempts are more common among adolescents and young adults; older adults show the highest overall suicide rates. Older adults are the fastest growing demographic and depression is often unrecognized as well as untreated among this vulnerable population, leading to potentially greater proportions of suicide. In this webinar, participants will review the signs and symptoms of depression in older adults and identify key risk factors for depression and suicide. Diagnostic evaluation tools and potential treatment options will be explored with practical tips and resources. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Danielle M Micale, MHA, LNHA, CTRS, CDP, CAD
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Danielle Micale, MHA, LNHA, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CFRDT, is currently serves as the Director for a local Department on Aging in New Jersey. Prior to this appointment, Danielle worked as a Training and Consultation Specialist with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care’s Research and Training Institute & the COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders, including a focus on older adults, long term care, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Since 1995, she has worked in brain trauma, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, adult day care, geriatric case management, mental health and nursing home administration. Danielle received her BA degree in recreational therapy and psychology and her MS degree in health care administration. She is a licensed nursing home administrator, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, a certified dementia practitioner, a certified dementia case manager and a certified Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer. Danielle had the honor to visit the Netherlands as a US Dementia Ambassador in 2019 to learn more about the Dutch perspective on dementia care and has provided numerous trainings on elder care both nationally and internationally.

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