Mental Health and Aging Issues

Number of CE credit hours: 4
Cost of Online Course: $120
Group Pricing: $100 per learner (10-24 learners); $80 per learner (25 or more learners)
Enrollment period: on-demand, ongoing

All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.

Sixty percent of mental health services that older people receive are provided by social service professionals. Yet these practitioners, as well as many in the disciplines of psychology and psychiatry, are often not trained specifically in mental health as related to aging. Prevalence of numerous coexisting medical conditions, greater use of multiple prescribed medications, and stereotypes about aging are among the many issues that make mental health concerns of the older individual complex and particularly challenging. This course provides practitioners with fundamental knowledge of the signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns and the tools required to address their clients’ needs in this crucial realm—through appropriate intervention or referral.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the mental health conditions that affect older adults 

  • Describe the common standardized mental health assessments and diagnostic tools that are appropriate for older adults 

  • Identify resources and services available for treating mental health conditions in older adults and their families

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct mental health assessments and interventions with older adults in a culturally competent manner. 

  • Discuss the risk factors for suicide in older adult

To learn more about this course including an outline and course requirements, please visit: Mental Health and Aging Issues – Additional Information Sheet.

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