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- CEs: 6 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 6 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT).
- 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
- 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
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 or Related CE Clock Hours:
- Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours. 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.
- For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 6 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
- Licensed in another state as a Psychologist? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding on-demand ("asynchronous") webinars.
- Counselors: This workshop was previously approved for 6 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval #2020-11-04-218AW.
- Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 6 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
- Social Workers: This workshop was previously approved for 6 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #091220.
- Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 6 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
- Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop was previously approved for 6 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #127-2020.
- Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 6 "Related Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "Related" or "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
- *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA), so this workshop should satisfy your “Related Hours” option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
- The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are considered "Related" hours. Related hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.
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