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 Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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): 9.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: October 18, 2022 / October 25, 2022 / November 1, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Aging: The Human Process

ID: 1001WEB

This two-day webinar provides the foundation and context for understanding older adults clients. They will address the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of the older adults as seen from the perspective of the professional working with and relating to adults in late life. Changes occurring in normal aging will be contrasted with abnormal, dysfunctional changes. Please Note: This webinar provides the basic knowledge about the aging process that is essential knowledge for all gerontologists. MSWs who took a gerontology course as part of their masters program may request a waiver. Please call 848-932-8758. *Attendees must attend both days to receive a certificate of completion.[Required for Basic Gerontology, Senior Housing Issues or Senior Services Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Richard Stone, PhD
Date: 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

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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): 3.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Ethical Issues of Care with Older Adults

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 webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors. [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: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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

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Instructor: Gwen Orlowski, JD
Michael Brower, JD
Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160WEB

As individuals continue to live longer lives, they many need increased supports from family members and the community. This webinar will describe and discuss the multiple dimensions of family responses to caregiving for an aging relative. This will include an exploration of the challenges of potential sibling conflict, the role of marital partners, grandchildren and others in providing care for an elderly relative. Using case examples, this webinar will teach professionals how to identify family patterns and identify interventions that can help provide strategies for families so they can develop a productive working relationship and a course of action for care of their older adult family member. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Practical Case Management with Older Adult Clients

ID: 1004WEB

Case Management practice is based on two important principles. The first involves respect and support for independence. The second involves the principle of using the least restrictive alternative in helping clients with lifestyle changes. You will learn practical skills such as: 1) making realistic plans with the client; 2) determining the frequency and nature of client contacts needed to implement the case plan; 3) using existing support systems; 4) addressing cultural and ethnic factors; 5) ongoing assessment; 6) networking effectively with other agencies; 7) clarifying respective roles; and 8) scheduling case management time and case recording. [Required for Basic Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Robin Wiley DSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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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, January 24, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Resources for Older Adults

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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive 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

Instructor: Robin Wiley, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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