Workshops: Gerontology

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Aging and Spirituality: Meaning in Later Life-WEB

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

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Instructor: Robin Bacon Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Assessment of Older Adults-WEB

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): 3.00

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Basic Elements and Skills Necessary for Effective Volunteer Management-WEB

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]

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

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Communicating with Older Adults-WEB

ID: 1005WEB

In this webinar you 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): 3.00

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Depression and Suicide in Older Adults-WEB

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

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
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Elder Justice for All-WEB

ID: 4392WEB

Over 10,000 baby boomers will be turning 65 every day for the next 17 years and 1 in 10 will be a victim of elder abuse thus creating 1,000 victims a day! To address this ethical dilemma and human rights issue, multiple stakeholders gathered to create the Elder Justice Roadmap. As professionals and advocates, it is increasingly important that we familiarize ourselves with this roadmap and assess how we can participate no matter at what level of practice we serve - micro, mezzo or macro. This webinar will help professionals outside of Adult Protective Services envision a roadmap to elder justice through lecture, discussion and group exercises and explore what we can do to meet the goal of elder justice for all. Social work ethics will be compared to the Adult Protective Services' Code of Ethics in demonstrating how the roadmap may be interpreted among professions. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [This courses fulfills an elective for one of the following certificate programs: Gerontology, Senior Housing Issues or Senior Services Management]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Ethical

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Instructor: Ted Alter, PhD, MSW
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Ethical Issues of Care with Older Adults-WEB

ID: 1134WEB

This webinar will focus on decision making capacity and tensions between personal values, the NASW Code of Ethics, and ethical principles, when working with cognitively compromised older adults. Participants will have the opportunity to apply learned skills in weighing the risks and benefits of actual case scenarios. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours. (Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program)

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Ethical

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Instructor: Ted Alter, PhD, MSW
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults-WEB

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 Ethical

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Instructor: Michael Brower, JD
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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LGBT 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 Basic Gerontology)

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

Instructor: Carolyn Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Jennifer Dunkle, PhD, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Living Your Best Life: Empowered Conversations for End-of-Life Issues-WEB

ID: 4027WEB

This webinar will provide education for professional staff who are assisting consumers with navigating end-of-life issues. Participants will learn strategies on how to initiate and maintain meaningful conversations, use tools for use by individuals and groups, and develop a deeper understanding about the varied forms of grief associated with end-of-life issues. Aspects of self-care for professionals around end-of-life issues will also be explored. [Elective for Gerontology or Senior Services Certificate Program]

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

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Instructor: Mary Catherine Lundquist, M.Div
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Psychiatric Vulnerabilities in Older Adults-WEB

ID: 1101WEB

This webinar will review the common symptoms of major psychiatric illnesses and how they may manifest themselves in the older adult. This will include affective disorders, particularly depression, as well as anxiety disorders and substance abuse. We shall also review Psychotic disorders and the Personality disorders that are exacerbated in the aging process. The interface between common medical conditions, prescription medications and psychiatric problems will also be addressed. [Required for Advanced Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Resources for Older Adults-WEB

ID: 1153WEB

Are you challenged by locating services and benefits for older adults? If so, this session is for you. As an individual who works with the senior population, you may need additional knowledge about federal, state, county and community resources that will enhance the quality of life for this segment of the population. This webinar will provide information on seeking resources and an overview of resources such as financial, health, housing, nutritional, and recreational programs. You will also learn the importance of networking and the elements of making effective referrals. Participants will actively engage in discussion to share resource information. [Elective for Gerontology or Senior Services Certificate Program]

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

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Understanding and Empowering Caregivers of Older Adults-WEB

ID: 1091WEB

Older adults are living longer and longer lives. However with longer life, the need for significant support increases. Caregivers are increasingly called upon to provide the necessary supports to keep an older adult functioning - often for a period of years. A key aspect of effective work with older adults is understanding and supporting the difficult and important role of their caregivers. This webinar will explore the many dimensions of caregiving for older adults including the challenges and rewards of caregiving from an emotional, physical, and financial perspective. Caregiver burnout, coping patterns and long-distance caregiving will be covered. You will also learn strategies and resources for supporting caregivers. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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