Workshops: Gerontology

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A Dynamic Understanding Of Loss Across the Lifespan

ID: 1076WEB

Loss is a universal human experience, yet we have a tendency to only acknowledge losses due to death as worthy of therapeutic attention. This program starts with a unique premise: all of life is about loss and therefore it is imperative for social workers to be skilled at identifying less recognizable losses as well as more common ones. Social workers must be adept at helping people process the meaning of that loss in their life.

The program will cover losses at each stage of human development, looking at normative losses as well as those that are often not recognized or not discussed due to stigma and community values and standards. We will consider the differences among grief, mourning, bereavement, and depression and explore treatment techniques and strategies. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations

ID: 1006WEB

This is a three-part webinar which provides the foundational and contextual information for understanding the older adult population. The segments look at the evolution of social programs for the elderly and the values upon which they rest; the current economic and social policies addressing the needs of older adults and the services available to them on federal, state, and local levels. It addresses those segments of the population which are at risk, such as ethnic and racial minorities and women, and how their status affects their lives as older adults. Issues such as work and retirement, caregiving, end-of-life issues and projections of the needs and resources of older persons in the future are also explored. The program will include experiential exercises to demonstrate the interaction and interplay of these factors. [Required for Basic Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $180.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 9.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: April 18, 2024 / April 25, 2024 / May 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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End-of-Life Issues

ID: 1103WEB

Professionals working with clients at the end of their lives are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This webinar will address the topic of “dying well,” exploring not only the concerns of the dying and their families, but also the possibilities for meaning and satisfaction at the end of life. Other topics include specific techniques for working with the dying, empowering caregivers, advocacy for the client, and grieving rituals that vary with culture and religion. [Required for Advanced Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Robin Bacon Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care

ID: 1124WEB

Participants will learn to recognize ethical dilemmas in both every day and biomedical situations, especially those dilemmas commonly arising in geriatric care, and will practice methodologies for ethical decision-making. Topics will include ethical principles and values, best practices for advanced directives, weighing benefits and burdens, substituted judgment, ethics committees, and the NJ POLST: Practitioners Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $100.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.0 Ethics

Instructor: Robin Bacon Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults

ID: 1131WEB

Most therapeutic approaches assume all adults are the same regardless of where they are in the lifespan. However, we know that older adults are a distinct population with specific needs and challenges. This webinar will provide a brief historical perspective of best practices used with older adults with and then focus on new knowledge that addresses the mental health needs of the older adult population. We will also discuss the various mental health and behavioral concerns uniquely experienced by older adults. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Robin Wiley, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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The Secret Life of Hoarding

ID: 1130WEB

According to the International OCD Foundation (IOCD): "Hoarding has been a hidden disorder for many years and before the early 1990?s, there was little research on topic." Increased awareness with hoarding, throughout the lifespan, has occurred due to clinical issues such as unhealthy living conditions that impact individuals, families, and communities. This webinar will concentrate on the older adult who meets the criteria of Hoarding Disorder as per the DSM 5. Participants will practice skills in working with the older adult who meets this criteria as well as identifying strategies for family members who are involved with an older adult who is diagnosed with this disorder. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Robin Wiley, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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