Workshops: Gerontology

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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

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Instructor: Eileen Doremus, BA, CSW
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Coping with Functional Loss and Environmental Changes

ID: 1002

This workshop focuses on the impact of functional losses and environmental changes experienced throughout the aging process and the varied coping responses that are possible. Attention will be given to productive and unproductive coping mechanisms. The impact of demographic factors (gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status) on the use and results of various coping strategies will be examined. Interventions which help aging adults cope with functional losses and environmental changes will be emphasized.

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

Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 and Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Stonegate - Highland Park
443 River Road, Highland Park, 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

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

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults

ID: 1036

This workshop 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.

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

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving

ID: 3009

This workshop explores the aging process as it impacts the functional ability and cognition of individuals with developmental disabilities. Particular attention will be paid to the cumulative impact of a shared aging trajectory between many adult children with developmental disabilities and their parents. Participants will be engaged in an interactive examination of current trends in health care, service systems, caregiver supports, and end-of-life issues particular to persons with developmental disabilities and their family members and caregivers.

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

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Instructor: Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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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

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Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Memory Care Innovation-Practical Tools, Tips, Techniques and Approaches

ID: 1161

Step into the world of Memory Care. This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain a better understanding of dementia. Practical and person directed approaches to caring for someone with dementia will be shared. Participants will learn how to apply behavioral analysis methods to understand and effectively manage dementia related behavioral expressions utilizing non-pharmacological approaches. Engaging with and celebrating the uniqueness of persons with dementia at all stages will be highlighted throughout the day.

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

Instructor: Marcy Salzberg, LSW
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Stonegate - Highland Park
443 River Road, Highland Park, NJ

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Navigating Through the Continuum of Care for Older Adults

ID: 1110

To be an effective health care professional requires the skills to be able to assess and determine what options will best meet the basic needs of the older adult and their family. This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of the wide range of services available in the community to meet the needs of older adults and their families. The range from in-home services to those provided by health care facilities will be explored. Participants will learn the specific differences between the many options keeping in mind that the care plan must also reflect the client perspective while promote independence and quality of life.

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

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Instructor: Aishani Patel, LCSW
Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Practical Case Management with Older Adults

ID: 1004

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.

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

Instructor: Judith Parnes, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Promoting Wellness in Older Adults

ID: 1126

Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social and intellectual. This workshop addresses each of these primary dimensions of wellness and provides strategies for maximizing wellness through the aging process. Purpose, mindfulness, and activity programming will be among the specific topics for discussion.

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

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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The Secret Life of Hoarding

ID: 1130

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 workshop, "The Secret Life of Hoarding" 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.

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

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Instructor: Maggie Auer, LSW
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
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Understanding and Improving Relationships in Later Life

ID: 1090

Relationships in older adults are varied, rich and complex. The quality of these relationships has an enormous impact on the coping ability of clients and their caregivers. Providers of treatment are often drawn into interpersonal dynamics that evolve from complex family histories and depleted caregivers. In this workshop, aging trends, developmental theories, and treatment issues related to late life relationships will be explored. Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of these dynamics on the care of clients in community and medically based settings. Solutions to assisting clients and their family members in their interactions with one another while they face treatment issues, illness, addiction, death, grief and loss will be offered. Opportunities to assist clients who are seeking peace and resolution in their relationships will also be discussed.

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

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Stonegate - Highland Park
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