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2-Day Certificate Course on The Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, and Other Dementias: Accurately Diagnose Dementing Conditions, Skillfully Manage Difficult Behaviors and Mental Health Issues, and Successfully Work with Family and Caregivers


Faculty:
Roy D. Steinberg
Duration:
12 Hours 04 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 17, 2018
Product Code:
POS053565
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


Description

  • Clearly understand how to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and differentiate it from other dementias
  • Easy-to-use tools that assess for possible cognitive difficulties and identify underlying psychological conditions
  • Get the most effective interventions for coping with combativeness, depression, and other difficult behaviors
  • Powerful strategies for successfully working in collaboration with caregivers and family
  • Explore the latest medications and preventative treatments related to cognitive decline

Working with people suffering with dementia can feel overwhelming. You worry because your patients’ needs aren’t clearly communicated and you need a better way to reach them. Difficult behavioral issues like depression, agitation and resistance often get in the way of your ability to provide optimal care. Interventions and techniques that worked yesterday, don’t work today. Distressed families have a litany of questions and concerns, and you’re the one who needs to give the difficult answers. You even need to work with patients and their spouses regarding uncomfortable personal matters like sexual intimacy - issues they didn’t teach you about at school.

Roy D. Steinberg, PhD, is a gero-psychologist and nationally recognized speaker for professionals and laypersons on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. He has spent the last 30 years immersed in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field, providing evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapeutic services to older adults as well as outpatient consultation, education, and counseling services to their families and caregivers. Through his work, Dr. Steinberg has perfected the recipe of what works and what doesn’t with dementia patients and acquired the hands-on skills, techniques, and solutions you need to handle the challenges, answer your questions, and provide the best care possible.

In this critical workshop Dr. Steinberg will bring to life the tools, strategies, and therapeutic practices you need to best serve your older adult patients facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as significant mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Return to your practice better able to evaluate, assess, and differentiate between different types of dementias and recognize underlying psychological conditions. Broaden your understanding of medications and preventative treatments, and understand their impact on older patients and your practice. Walk away with practical and easy-to-implement tools that effectively intervene in depression, anxiety, aggression and other psychological and behavioral presentations. Learn to put a game plan in place that maximizes support for patients in partnership with caregivers and family members.

Key benefits of watching:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Sidestep problem behaviors – identify and understand triggers for delusions, resisting care, and anxiety.
  • Up-to-date behavioral interventions to manage agitation and elopement, reduce risks, and allow you to adapt treatment as the disease progresses.
  • Tools to recognize the most frequently seen psychological conditions in older adults.
  • Therapeutic interventions related to mental health concerns.
  • Tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care.
  • Learn how to handle sexuality and intimacy issues across the continuum of older adults with confidence and sensitivity.

In an energetic and uplifting style, Dr. Steinberg will draw you into the dire nature of dementia and leave you feeling empowered and eager to use your new skills.

Don’t wait, sign up for this essential course and get your Certificate in The Aging Brain - Alzheimer’s disease, and Other Dementias!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 contact hours. Expires: 04/16/2021.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 04/16/2020.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 12.5 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 15.2 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 12.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 12.5 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 15.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Roy D. Steinberg Related seminars and products: 5

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ROY D. STEINBERG, PhD, a gero-psychologist with over 22 years of experience, concentrates his work on diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. He has lectured nationally on the assessment and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and on increasing attention on caring for caregivers. Dr. Steinberg is the author of Forgetting the Memories: A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease a guide for caregivers that draws upon his profound knowledge of the disease, its manifestations and treatment, and his great love and tenderness as the son of an Alzheimer's patient.

Dr. Steinberg maintains a private practice devoted exclusively to serving older adults and their caregivers. He provides evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapeutic services to older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, and medical facilities. Dr. Steinberg provides outpatient consultation, educational, and counseling services to families and other caregivers of older adults to facilitate coping with the process of dementia.

Dr. Steinberg is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. He received his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. He has been featured in numerous media venues, including television, radio, and print.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Roy Steinberg maintains a private practice. He is an author for AuthorHouse. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Roy Steinberg has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Outline

  • DAY ONE:
    • Brain Topography, Function, and “Normal Aging”
      • Temporal Lobe
      • Frontal Lobe
      • Parietal Lobe
      • Occipital Lobe
      • Impact of dementia on brain structure and functioning
      • How we view the patient – compassion and sensitivity in your work
    • Cognitive Disorder and “Forgetfulness”
      • “Normal aging” and ageism
      • Transient Cognitive Decline
      • Pre-cursor to dementia
      • Mild Neuro-Cognitive Disorder
    • Clearly Understand Diagnoses for Alzheimer’s Disease and Differentiate it from Other Dementias
      • Alzheimer’s
      • Vascular
      • Parkinson’s
      • Lewy Body
      • Frontotemporal
      • Potentially reversible conditions
      • Wernicke-Korsakoff
    • Easy-to-Use Cognitive Assessment Tools
      • Mini-Mental State Examination
      • SLUMS
      • Clinical applications
      • Administration and scoring
      • Objective and subjective interpretation
    • The Latest Medications and Preventative Treatments
      • Current medications
      • Early and Mid-stage Alzheimer’s
      • Mid and Late-stage Alzheimer’s
      • Preventative treatments
      • Alternate interventions
  • DAY TWO:
    • Mental Health Evaluation
      • Depression
        • Major Depression
        • Persistent Depressive Disorder
        • Adjustment Disorder
        • Grief
      • Anxiety
      • Schizophrenia
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Alcohol Abuse
      • Differentiate dementia and depression
      • Practical applications
    • Mental Health Interventions
      • Therapy modalities
      • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
      • Music Therapy
      • Art Therapy
      • Pet Therapy
      • Garden Therapy
    • Difficult Behaviors Related to Dementia: Triggers and Effective Intervention Techniques
      • Goals and general concepts
      • Individualizing care - strengths and limitations
      • Depression
      • Delusions and hallucinations
      • Potential causes and complications
      • Agitation/restlessness - triggers and care planning
      • Activities of Daily Living - structure and engagement strategies
      • Tactics for verbal and physical combativeness
      • Elopement - reduce risks and action steps
      • Adapting as the disease progresses
    • Sexual Intimacy in the Elderly
      • Sexual manifestation and expression
      • Dementia and marital sex
      • Assessment tools for ability to consent
      • Sexual expressiveness and interventions for dignity
    • Working with Caregivers: Family as Members of the Care Team
      • The most common questions from family
      • Family dynamics
      • Normalizing change
      • Anticipatory grief counseling
      • Caregiver self-assessment scale
      • Caregiver stress, depression and guilt — coping mechanisms
      • Coping for the clinician
    • Ethics
      • End of life issues
      • Responsibility to patient
      • Reporting abuse
      • Power of Attorney
      • Documentation

Objectives

  1. Explore brain function in older adults, recognize the impact of dementia on brain structure and function, and determine the difference between “normal forgetfulness” and cognitive impairment.
  2. Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and distinguish it from other dementias by accurately identifying manifestations of each type and understand how these differences impact diagnosis and prognosis in older adults.
  3. Articulate differences between the Folstein Mini-Mental Status examination, SLUMS, and MOCA as screening measuring tools for cognitive impairment and dementia.
  4. Communicate answers to the most difficult questions family members ask regarding diagnosis and prognosis with confidence and sensitivity.
  5. Detect triggers for delusions, resisting care, and combativeness and learn to defuse problem behaviors with clinical strategies that reduce risks and can be adjusted as the disease progresses.
  6. Adapt clinical interventions used in-session to provide patients with individualized care and promote more effective participation in therapy.
  7. Correlate patients’ strengths and limitations to potential therapeutic approaches when developing treatment plans for older adults with mental health issues or dementia.
  8. Maximize support for your clients with tips and tactics for working in partnership with families to improve care and strengthen the therapeutic alliance.
  9. Investigate the concept of caregiver guilt and its implications for the client, clinicians, and those caring for older adults with dementia
  10. Analyze appropriate and inappropriate sexual behaviors in relationships impacted by dementia and effectively intervene when ability to consent is impaired.
  11. Explore the ethical issues related to dementia and elucidate how end of life issues and elder abuse inform decisions regarding patient responsibility and documentation.
  12. Effectively employ tools that assess for common mental health conditions found in the geriatric population including alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression and learn to differentiate dementia from depression despite similar clinical manifestations.

Target Audience

Social Workers, Nurses, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Counselors, Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Facility Administrators, Case Managers, Long Term/Acute Care Professionals, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists

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