Workshops: Gerontology

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Advanced Care Planning

ID: 1102

In this workshop participants will learn an advanced approach to care planning, including the setting of measurable goals and outcomes. The planning process with the older adult client (and his/her family) with regard to advance directives will be discussed and participants will be given the opportunity to complete an advance directive. Artificial feeding, dementia and palliative care issues will also be addressed. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Judith Parnes, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations

ID: 1006

This is the second of the two-part basic workshop, which provides the foundation and contextual information for understanding the older adult population (Aging: The Human Process is the first part). This workshop 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. Basic information regarding the economic status of the older adults, including work and retirement as well as social and health care policies and programs will be discussed. Experiential exercises will be used to demonstrate the interactions and interplay in these various areas.

Fee: $275.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 15.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: October 3, 2018 / October 10, 2018 / October 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Aging: The Human Process

ID: 1001

These three sessions provide 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 workshop 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.

Fee: $275.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 15.00

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Instructor: Richard Stone
Date: September 17, 2018 / September 24, 2018 / October 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Assessment of Older Adults

ID: 1003

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.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018 and Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Communicating with Older Adults

ID: 1005

In this workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Eileen Doremus, BA, CSW
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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End-of-Life Issues

ID: 1103

Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This workshop will address the topic of "What is dying well?" (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of the funeral.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Ethical Dilemmas for Administrators and Managers

ID: 1151

In running their programs and organizations, Senior Service Administrators/Managers strive to promote a caring, respectful and compassionate culture for the clients they serve on a daily basis. In order to deal more successfully with difficult people, confidentiality concerns, issues of cultural diversity, and considerations of individual capacity, this workshop will deal with approaches to ethical dilemmas that produce the best outcomes, conflict resolution and mediation strategies, interpersonal communication skills, and a culturally competent model of decision-making that is respectful of individual values and traditions. This workshop is available individually or as part of the Topics In-Depth packages. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care

ID: 1124

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 workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures

ID: 1023

Understanding of an older adult's culture is essential to effective work with them and their family. In this workshop 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 workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Legal Issues and Planning

ID: 1013

This workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Gwen Orlowski
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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LGBT+ Older Adults: Best Practices for Providing Culturally Sensitive Services & Supports

ID: 1132

All social workers and counselors must be better prepared to work with an increasingly diverse and growing aging population. This workshop will focus on aging and the LGBT+ community. Findings from research have led to the creation of specific competencies and strategies for providing culturally sensitive services to this sub-population. This workshop will explore reasons the LGBT+ older adult sub-population is an at-risk and largely invisible group. It will also review how to engage with and provide culturally sensitive services to LGBT + older adults.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Jeanne Koller, PhD, LCSW, CEAP
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160

Older adults are living longer lives. As they age, however, they may need increased supports from family members. This workshop 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 workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Monroe
395 Schoolhouse Road , Monroe Township, NJ

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Psychiatric Vulnerabilities in Older Adults

ID: 1101

This workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: ***PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A DIFFERENT DATE AND LOCATION THAN THE ONE PUBLISHED ON THE CATALOG

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Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults

ID: 1070

This workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Resources for Older Adults

ID: 1153

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 session 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Eileen Doremus, BA, CSW
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults

ID: 1131

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 workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Robin Wiley, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: ***PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS A DIFFERENT DATE FROM THE ONE PUBLISHED ON CATALOG

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The Silver Wave: Medication Use in Older Adults

ID: 1133

Over the next 25 years, it is expected that individuals greater than 65 years of age will become 20% of the US population. The impact this population shift will have on our social, healthcare, and safety net systems is immense. And, as the US population lives longer, drug therapy, the most common modality to treat, cure, prevent, and palliate disease, will only become more prolific and complex. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the most common classes of medications used in older adults. Indications, contraindications, drug interactions, and safe handling of select agents will be reviewed using case-based teaching strategies. By the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will be able to identify medication red flags during a client home visit and implement steps to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Daniel Abazia, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding and Empowering Caregivers of Older Adults

ID: 1091

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 workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Eileen Doremus, BA, CSW
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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