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50 AND BEYOND: For Better or Worse??

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm



John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



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.

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.  –  Registration

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Social changes – marriages, relationships, friends, job
  • Physical changes – menopause, disease, cancer, weight, etc.
  • Psychological changes – self-concept, insecurity, anxiety, etc.
  • 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

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  • Is there hope? Where to find it.
  • What does the literature say about getting older
  • Reasons for optimism
  • Reasons for pessimism
  • Aging and diagnoses, response to treatment, prognosis
  • Specific therapies for middle-agers
  • Outcome literature
  • Factors shown to facilitate aging poorly and aging well

12:45 p.m. – Adjournment


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Licensed Professional Counselors – Professional Training Resources, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5829.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Professional Training Resources, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Workers – This program has been approved for 4 clinical continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Substance Abuse Counselors  – approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 4 clock hours.

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 apply for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance for 4 clock hours.



October 27
8:30 am - 12:45 pm


On Line
Pineville, LA 71360 United States


Professional Training Resources
(318) 443-0845


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