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When and Where:

  • Date: October 23, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
  • CEs: 6 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • Location: Live Webinar (“Synchronous”)
  • Investment: $135 before October 9, $155 after

Important CEU Information (Updated 10/13/20)

Live-Webinars: Defined as “synchronous” events on specific days where you may interact with the presenter in real time.

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists:

The Georgia Composite Board has approved all Live Webinars to be counted the same as Live (including Ethics!!!) from here forward. Therefore, masters level licensed therapists will not have to attend a live workshop ever again.

The Georgia Board of Psychologists:

Has approved Live Webinars and On-Demand Webinars to be counted the same as live workshops for the remainder of this renewal period (including Ethics!!!). We are still awaiting The Board’s decision regarding the next renewal cycle.

Educational Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of ageism and the impact of ageism on older adults.
  • Discuss health and mental health disparities disproportionately experienced by African American and Latin-X older adults and LGTBQ older adults
  • Summarize common mental health conditions among older adults and recommended evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Describe dementia disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Utilize a framework for assessing for dementia disorders in mental health practice
  • Apply a treatment model for working with adults with dementia disorders and their families

Workshop Description:

The population of the United States is aging at significant rates. In fact, by 2034, there will be more people aged 65 and older than under the age of 18. Thus, it is imperative that mental health providers understand mental health concerns that commonly affect older adults. This workshop will highlight and dispel myths related to older adults and aging, discuss the importance of equity and inclusion for older adults in mental health care, explore the impact of current stressors affecting older adults (e.g., COVID and racism/health disparities), review common mental health conditions in aging and recommended treatment modalities, and discuss neurocognitive disorders (i.e., dementia disorders), including common issues that arise with individuals and families, as well as for mental health providers

This workshop will discuss intersecting diversity variables as they relate to older adults, including the importance of honoring the unique identity of each older adult. This workshop will also review intersections of age with identity variables such as race and sexual orientation, the cumulative effect of racism on African American older adults, and will discuss health disparities in aging (e.g., health disparities related to COVID, health disparities related to dementia disorders).

Presented by: Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is a board certified Clinical Psychologist, Gerontologist, and former staff Psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS), where for 10 years she provided direct patient care and consultation on the Gero-Psychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team. After several years, Dr. Koepp recently stepped down from her role as Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to become founder and CEO of Gero Champions, a company that provides training and education to enhance the mental health and wellness of older adults and their families.

Dr. Koepp has served on several national, regional, and institutional committees aimed at enhancing care and services for older adults and their families. These include the Geriatric Mental Health Field Advisory Committee of the VA Central Office in Washington, DC and the Georgia Psychological Association's Ethics Committee.

Dedicated to providing multiculturally informed care, Dr. Koepp serves as a founding member of the Diversity Education Committee for Psychology Training at the Atlanta VA Health Care System. She is also founder and chair of the Atlanta VA Healthcare System Mental Health Multidisciplinary Diversity Education Committee. And, at Emory University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, she serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DISC).

Dr. Koepp specializes in the aging process, multicultural care of older adults and their families, aging and sexuality, individuals and families experiencing life-altering conditions, chronic & terminal illness, dementia disorders, caregiving, traumatic loss, end of life, and grief & bereavement.

Dr. Koepp is creator and host of the Psychology of Aging Podcast where she discusses the aging process and its complexities. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Insider, Fatherly, and has been recently selected to be a contributing author at Psychology Today.

Learn more about Dr. Koepp at www.drreginakoepp.com

Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break
  • 1:15 - 2:45 Afternoon Session
  • 2:45 - 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)

6 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Counselors: This workshop is approved for 6 core hours through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2020-09-23-154AW.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 6 core hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #091220.
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 6 core hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #127-2020.

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