Senior Talks is a series of workshops focusing on the process of successful aging. The following Spring 2016 workshops are primarily for professionals working with seniors; however, anyone interested in the topic is welcome.
Seniors and Substance Abuse
Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Substance abuse among older adults is called “an invisible epidemic” (National Center for Biotechnology Information). This workshop explores the reasons for this epidemic, ways to combat it and effective treatment options.
This workshop is designed to help the participant:
1. Discuss the complexities of addictions within the senior population.
2. Explore the link between substance abuse and psychiatric disorders
3. Discuss effective clinical treatment options.
CE Target audience: Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors
Senior Talk #1: Postponed to Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Depression and Aging
Senior Talk #3: Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM
When Seniors Need Long Term Care
Marjorie A. Goodwin, Psya.D., PMHCNS-BC, M.S., R.N. and Christina Healy, R.N., M.A., Cert. Psya. are faculty members at BGSP. Dr. Goodwin has over 30 years experience as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. She has a special interest in working with seniors and their families as they navigate the challenges of aging. Christina Healy has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse clinician working with the senior population, including individuals with addictions and Alzheimer’s. Alice Abraham is owner of A Tempo Senior Move LLC. She assists individuals with the daunting task of downsizing and simplifying one's home and lifestyle while recognizing the trauma of loss and offering support during this process.
Fee: Free or $20 Per Event for CE Credits/Clock Hours*
*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.
The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) has been approved by as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BGSP is solely offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.