The following trainings have been approved or are in the process of being approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education credits for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Case managers and other service providers are also welcome to attend.
Classes offered qualify for the 100 hours of training required by the State of Washington for the Geriatric Mental Health Specialist certification.
Due to the coronavirus, the April class is being taught at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church.
The church is located at 1512 NW 195th Street in Shoreline, WA 98177
Class hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00pm. Each class costs $115.
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March 18, 2020 Substance Use Disorders in the Older Population
Instructor: Margy Kotick, LMHC, CDP
Not surprisingly, the signs of alcoholism and other drug misuse are different in older adults than in younger persons. Use, misuse, or abuse among older persons is often hidden, overlooked, and/or misdiagnosed. This training will focus on the factors that make older adults at risk for substance use disorders, what behaviors can indicate misuse or abuse of alcohol/other drugs, what screening tools are utilized, and what interventions can be used. Class discussion and case studies will be utilized throughout the course.
April 8, 2020 Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation, Assessment and Intervention
Instructor: Kris Fredrickson, LICSW, GMHS
There are many paths that can lead to abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults, especially in our culture of rapid social media, technology and economic change. This class will explore the elements of risk for older adults, the consequences of experiencing abuse, as well as a review of assessment tools and options available for intervention. Case study examples and discussion will be utilized throughout the course.
Spring/Summer topics for 2020:
May 6th - End of Life Conversations
June 3rd - Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
July 1st - Hoarding Disorder in the Older Population
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