- New treatments for age-related aggression, mood and anxiety, depression, and more
- Management for dementia, delirium & depression
- Essentials for navigating cognitive aging
- Medications that help
- Family involvement, ethical considerations
Treating aging clients is one of the growing challenges for mental health and caring professionals. In this recording, you can learn essential/practical evidenced-based, best practice approaches to manage the emotional, behavior and cognitive problems specific to the aging population – and in a variety of settings.
Join Dr. R. Paul Bogenberger for a workshop filled with essential assessment and treatment practices. With more than 15 years on the front lines of geriatric practice, Dr. Bogenberger will share hard-won lessons and strategies to better understand what your client is expressing, and tools to improve lives through effective interventions. Best practices will be discussed throughout.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
Robert Bogenberger, MA, PhD is a nationally acclaimed instructor who has trained thousands of fellow professionals in the process of DSM® diagnosis via years of APA accredited workshops presented across the country. He is a practicing psychologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in a wide range of mental health settings …assessment and diagnosis including preschoolers and K-12 learning disordered students, emergency settings, adults with eating and substance disorders, and elderly populations. Special focus has been given to trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, children & adolescents, and end of life issues.
Robert is an experienced professional educator, published author and training consultant, currently licensed as a psychologist in California, Washington and Colorado. He is known for dynamic presentations that bring clarity and humor to even the most complex and multifaceted topics.
Financial: Robert Bogenberger receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robert Bogenberger has no relevant non-financial relationships.
- Adapt treatment approaches to the changing needs of elder clients.
- Summarize a framework with the essential components of problem behavior assessment.
- Explain the differences and similarities in presentation of dementia, delirium and depression.
- Improve ability to develop rapport with anxious, frustrated, or angrily defended elder clients.
- Create transition plans for care and residential settings.
- Describe standard of care approaches and treatment plans for dementia, depression, and the most common challenging geriatric behaviors.
- Incorporate into your professional work the most common medication interventions, risk-benefit analysis and evidence based indications for usage.
- Differentiate between common dementias and age related cognitive decline.
- What is normal?
- Middle, late-life cognitive decline
- Biochemical, physiological changes
- Agitation and aggressive behavior
- Decisional incapacity/competency assessment
- Difficult adjustment to losses, moves, failing health and ability
- Alzheimer’s/other dementias
- Substance abuse
- Sleepless nights
Age and Diagnostic Evaluation
- Psychosocial assessment
- Physical factors and medication
- Differentiating dementia, depression and delirium
- Identifying sensory, cognitive, personal resilience and vulnerability
Most Frequent Psychiatric Diagnoses& Treatment
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders – Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Delirium
- Mood Disorders
- Psychiatric symptoms produced by medical conditions (and medical treatments)
- Elders increased vulnerability to treatment errors
- Responding to lost or disrupted social supports
Age Specific Assessment Tools
- Depression scales
- Mental status exam (MOCA, SLUMS)
- Verbal/Spatial screening tools
- Clinical functional assessment
Strategies to Develop An Effective Therapeutic Relationship
- Engaging reluctant clients, consent issues
- Multidisciplinary team approach—families, therapists, nurses
Concrete Intervention Techniques
- Behavioral issues
- Loss and complicated grief
- Stimulation based therapies for reducing, defusing agitation
- Proven cognitive approaches
- Confidentiality and HIPAA
- Competency – therapist and client
- Family involvement
- Right to refuse care
- End of life decision making
Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Hospice Personnel, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Chaplins/Clergy, Other Caring Professionals