Workshops

Aging: The Human Process

ID: 1001WEB

This workshop will provide the foundation and content for understanding older clients. The physical, psychological. and social aspects of the aging process will be addressed. The workshop is designed to provide a conceptional and theoretical basis for understanding the current body of applied work in Gerontology. Emphasis will be placed on the practical implications of research and academic writings in the field. Changes that occur in the normal aging process will be contrasted with abnormal changes. The interdisciplinary nature of Gerontology will be a primary orientation of the workshop. *This is a 2-day webinar. Attendees must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion. [Required for Basic Gerontology, Senior Housing Issues or Senior Services Certificate Program]

MSWs who took a gerontology course as part of their masters program may request a waiver. Please call 848-932-8758.


Fee: $120.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 6.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Richard Stone, PhD
Dates: Monday, February 13, 2023 and Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explain the historical approach to the study of aging as well as the impact of aging on society today
• Summarize the basic research and theoretical issues in Gerontology
• Describe the current social and economic trends that affect aging
• List special concerns of minority groups and women as they age in our society
• Define how social policies are developed for older Americans

Webinar Outline

Day 1: Welcome & Overview

Aging in the Past
Aging in America
A multi-disciplinary approach to gerontology

Research on Aging
Correlational versus experimental studies
Cross-sectional versus Longitudinal Research
Animal Studies

Applied and Evaluative Research
Naturalistic Observation
Cross-cultural versus Cross-national research

Day 2:
Biological theories of aging, including wear and tear, cellular and genetic theories

Psychological Theories of Aging
Cognitive, Social Psychological, Behavioral and Psychoanalytic theories Social Theories of Aging

The Social Context of Aging in America

The role of government in defining the older population
Socioeconomic differences in Aging and special needs of minority groups
Media Influences on perception of aging
Special Needs of Older Women

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.

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