50 AND BEYOND: FOR BETTER OR WORSE? – Assessment and Treatment
February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$145.00
John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.
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- Explain what to expect as patients age beyond mid-life with an emphasis on the relationship of social, psychological, and physiological changes.
- Predict the impact of menopause, empty-nest syndrome, loneliness, sexual dysfunctions, mid-life confusion, etc., that are pertinent to therapists.
- Discuss the empirical literature on MH diagnoses, treatment responsiveness, and outcomes for patients in mid-life.
- Design and revise treatment strategies to be effectively responsive to mid-life shifts frequently noted currently in therapy patients.
- Use therapy tools identified in the professional literature to assist patients to transition from youth to middle-age with minimal difficulty.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Login
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Significant changes to expect as patients approach mid-life
- Social changes – marriages, relationships, friends, job
- Physical changes – menopause, disease, cancer, weight, etc.
- Psychological changes – self-concept, insecurity, anxiety, etc.
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- The impact of changes that come with aging
- Different responses in different groups
- Empty nest, loneliness, failed goals, sexual difficulties, etc.
- Helping patients navigate pessimism about their future
- Is there hope? Where to find it.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- What does the literature say about getting older
- Reasons for optimism/Reasons for pessimism
- Aging and diagnoses, response to treatment, prognosis
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Break
- Specific therapies for middle-agers
- Outcome literature
- Factors shown to facilitate aging poorly and aging well
4:00 p.m. – Adjournment
CE APPROVALS (6 CE’s):
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Psychologist–Professional Training Resources, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Professional Training Resources, Inc., maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 6 clock hours topic.
School Psychologist (NASP) –Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.
Other Professions –may seek approval for education credits through their respective boards. Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.