Workshops: Gerontology

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Aging and Spirituality: Meaning in Later Life

ID: 1159WEB

There are many dimensions of spirituality that are important to us at mid-life and beyond - from traditional religious practices to values, connections, purpose, gratitude, forgiveness and life review. In this webinar we will consider the broad range of American spirituality and how we can help clients identify or create meaning at a stage of life that often serves up many changes and challenges. Attention will be given to the LGBTQ community and other groups who may have particular concerns. This webinar is well suited to private clinical practice and also to those working in senior centers and other fields. [Elective for Basic Gerontology Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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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): 6.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 and Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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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): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Danielle M Micale, MHA, LNHA, CTRS, CDP, CAD
Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults

ID: 1036WEB

This webinar will present valuable information to professionals working with families who have an elderly relative. Participants will learn practical methods to identify and analyze ethical dilemmas arising in the care of older adults. The principles of ethics and ethics theory will be discussed as well as moral issues surrounding topics such as: decision-making capacity, informed consent, surrogacy issues, advance directives, promising comfort and care, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, and the role of ethics committees. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Advanced Gerontology or Senior Housing Issues or Senior Services Management Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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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: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures-WEB

ID: 1023WEB

Understanding of an older adult's culture is essential to effective work with them and their family. In this webinar participants will learn about different cultures in New Jersey and the values and beliefs that shape the behavior of these elders. Specific beliefs regarding health, illness and aging will be addressed. The webinar will focus on the barriers older adults may have in accessing and using public social services and programs. Culturally sensitive approaches and skills will be presented and practiced. [Required for Advanced Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom 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): 3.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Gwen Orlowski, JD
Michael Brower, JD
Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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LGBTQ+ Older Adults: How Sexual Orientation Influences the Aging Experience

ID: 1140WEB

This webinar will examine how sexual orientation influences the aging experience. It will provide participants, through a combination of video, lecture and discussion, an opportunity to explore the aging experience through the lens of LGBT older adults. Content for this workshop includes definition of terms, exploration of health disparities, examination of policy issues influencing the community and a discussion regarding creating a more welcoming experience for the community when accessing services. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Jennifer Dunkle, PhD, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160WEB

Older adults are living longer lives. As they age, however, they may need increased supports from family members. This webinar will explore the multiple dimensions of family responses to caring for an aging relative, including the challenges of potential sibling conflict and the role of marital partners and grandchildren in providing care for an elderly family member. Through the use of case examples, this webinar will identify family patterns and present interventions that can help social workers provide strategies to families so they can develop a working relationship and course of action in the care of their older relatives. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Medical Aid in Dying: The Basics

ID: 1139WEB

In August of 2019, the NJ Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (MAID) took effect. MAID allows an adult New Jersey resident, who has the capacity to make health care decisions and who has been determined to be terminally ill, to obtain medication to self-administer to end their life. This webinar will examine the details and ethical implications of the law for both patients and providers. We will explore the roles that social workers, care managers and others may play as patients seek to access medical aid in dying. These roles could include capacity evaluations, assistance in finding providers participating in MAID, counseling on end-of-life care alternatives, witnessing documents, and attending deaths. We will also review the data on assisted dying in Oregon, which may help to guide our own work. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural, Ethical

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Older Adults, Disasters and the Service Providing Agency

ID: 1118WEB

Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters in terms of their psychosocial and economic losses, injuries, and even death. Service-providing agencies will be called on for an increase in their usual services, and additional assistance related to the disaster. This webinar will help agencies who serve older adults to work through various types of adverse conditions, and increase their capacity to help older adult clients navigate through the disaster's impact. Participants will learn emergency management and disaster basics with emphasis on impact to older adults, how to bolster their disaster resilience, how to organize the agency to respond to the event through continuity of operations (COOP) planning, conditions when a COOP might be implemented, and the steps needed to develop a COOP plan. This webinar is offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Mary Goepfert, MSW, MPA, LCSW, LCADC, CP
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults

ID: 1070WEB

This webinar will dispel the all-too-common assumption that psychotherapy and counseling are not effective treatment modalities with senior adults. Contrary to the belief that seniors are "inflexible and stuck in their ways" as well as having diminished cognitive and reflective capacity, studies indicate that they can benefit as much from these modalities as younger persons, albeit with some different approaches, techniques and goals. In this workshop we will consider the special strengths and challenges of senior adults, the place of their particular life cycle issues and how to understand and use transference, resistance, support and interpretation in working with this population. Many case examples and exercises will be offered. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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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): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Robin Wiley DSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom 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): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Robin Wiley DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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