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Serving Seniors and Their Families:
Beyond Home Care

The aging population throughout the world is growing. People are living into more advanced ages which present unique psychosocial challenges. While in the past it was challenging to engage the older population in therapy, currently older adults are open to it, with many actively seeking it. With this change, it is imperative for mental health professionals to be knowledgeable and responsive to these unique needs. Additionally more younger clients who are in psychotherapy are involved with caring for an older adult in their life. In this talk we will explore issues relating to role reversal and the many layers of grief and loss that are experienced both by the older adult and family members.

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NEFESH ALL POINTS NORTH LODGE Professional Development

Serving Seniors and Their Families:
Beyond Home Care

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Presenter: Adina Segal, LCSW

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Course Length: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to identify how the needs of the older adult impact the greater family unit.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain how cumulative losses of aging can affect the mood and behavior of the older adult.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify resources that provide support to older adults and families.
  4. Attendees will be able to define ambiguous loss and relate to how it impacts family caregivers of older adults.
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This webinar offers 1 APA NY/NYS ED Self Study Credit/APA

The aging population throughout the world is growing. People are living into more advanced ages which present unique psychosocial challenges. While in the past it was challenging to engage the older population in therapy, currently older adults are open to it, with many actively seeking it. With this change, it is imperative for mental health professionals to be knowledgeable and responsive to these unique needs. Additionally more younger clients who are in psychotherapy are involved with caring for an older adult in their life. In this talk we will explore issues relating to role reversal and the many layers of grief and loss that are experienced both by the older adult and family members.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to identify how the needs of the older adult impact the greater family unit.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain how cumulative losses of aging can affect the mood and behavior of the older adult.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify resources that provide support to older adults and families.
  4. Attendees will be able to define ambiguous loss and relate to how it impacts family caregivers of older adults.
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.
Agenda:

A. A look at aging as part of the human lifespan. We will discuss biological and psychological changes as well as important developmental tasks related to this time in a person's life. (10 mins)

B. Illness and disability. We will discuss cognitive impairment- what it is, what causes it and how it impacts the older adult as well as the family member. (15 mins)

C. Exploring grief and loss- we will discuss the impact of grief and loss as it relates to aging. We will define ambiguous loss and how to help in this situation. We will do an experiential exercise to illustrate this impact so the clinician can get a fuller understanding. (15 mins)

D. A look at the family caregiver- We will discuss how issues related to aging impacts couples. We will discuss how to provide support to the "well spouse." We will also look at how it impacts adult children (i.e. the sandwich generation) and discuss psychosocial issues related to role reversal that may be present in parent child relationships as well. (20 mins)


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0072.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).
  • This program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.