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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Assessment of Older Adults

ID: 1003WEB

An accurate and comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining the nature and course of helping interventions and achieving goals, which improve the quality of life for elder clients. You will learn to develop a framework for assessing older adult clients with consideration of cultural and age differences. Different types, purposes and applications of assessments given under various auspices will be distinguished. You will become familiar with various data collection instruments and will be able to differentiate between dysfunctional and normal aging. Risk factors that need specialized assessments will be identified. [Required for Basic Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Basic Elements and Skills Necessary for Effective Volunteer Management

ID: 2002WEB

This two-day webinar focuses on the elements and skills which are necessary to ensure a well run, productive volunteer program. As the manager of a volunteer program, you will learn to: 1) create a pro-volunteer environment in your organization; 2) design meaningful roles for volunteers which help accomplish the organizational goals; 3) develop strategies for recruiting volunteers; 4) interview, screen and train volunteers; 5) apply management techniques to the supervision of volunteers; and 6) evaluate and recognize volunteers. [Elective Gerontology, Non-Profit & Public Management or Senior Services Management Certificate Program]

Fee: $120.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 6.0 General

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 and Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults

ID: 1024WEB

This webinar will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, diabetes and pressure ulcers. Participants will learn to identify the symptoms of these health problems, so as to better help the older adult find medical treatment. Also, common medications, their side effects, and risk of interaction will be part of this workshop. [Required for Senior Housing Issues Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Tristan Ashley Wristen, RN, BSN, MSN, FN-CSA, SAN
Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Communicating with Older Adults

ID: 1005WEB

In this webinar participants will learn methods used to communicate effectively with the older adult. The principles of active listening, the importance of reminiscing, and ways of dealing with older adult with sensory impairments, which often accompany the aging process, will be discussed. You will learn how to deal with the emotional response that some have to life's losses, such as status, mobility, finances and death of friends and family. [Required for Basic Gerontology, or Senior Services Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults

ID: 1013WEB

This webinar will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, health care proxies, and guardianship. Using interactive case studies, the webinar will focus on ethical considerations in the context of providing services to clients with diminished capacities. Along with an overview of Medicare and Medicaid (including Medicaid eligibility), the webinar will provide a broad-based understanding of home and community-based services with a focus on New Jersey's "new" Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. You will also learn about the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living. *This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Advanced Gerontology or Senior Housing Issues Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 General, 1.0 Ethics

Instructor: Jill Hoegel
Bren Pramanik, Esq.
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 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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