On-Demand: Older Adults: Critical Competencies in Treatment - 6 CEUs


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  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (please see below for details)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $135 (provides lifetime access!)
  • Presented By: Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

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

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.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Georgia Counselors: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
    • Licensed in Canada as a Counselor: This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through CCPA, event code 64956055.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #091220. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Social Workers: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker: Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #127-2020. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Marriage & Family Therapist: Please see the yellow highlighted section just below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Social Worker or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists if that workshop has approved status from another state association which ours have been (see above). Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states will accept APA & NBCC approved continuing education hours, but please check your specific state rules & regulations. We strongly recommend saving the course description and educational objectives, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity, and please contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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