THE TRIAD IN DEMENTIA CARE: METHODS FOR STRENGTHENING THE PARTNERSHIP

Join the live webinar scheduled for December 2, 2011, Noon Eastern, featuring Dr. Christy Jensen.  The slide presentation will be followed by Q&A moderated by Dr. E. Ayn Welleford.  The webinar, as always, is free for all – review the research’s background, the panelists’ bios and registration...

Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers (WEBINAR)

The American Psychological Association , in partnership with the U.S. Administration on Aging, will hold a webinar to explore the mental health needs of family caregivers and effective interventions and resources to support those needs.   Title:  Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers:  Identifying, Engaging and Assisting. Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Eastern Webinar Overview: Participants of this webinar will learn about:  (1) the increasing number of family caregivers and the diversity among this population and in their  experiences;  (2) the range of mental health issues that may occur in family caregivers; (3) strategies to identify and engage family caregivers experiencing strain, to overcome reluctance to utilize services, encourage self-care, and refer to mental health services when needed; (4) effective interventions that are proven to be effective in addressing caregiver stress and burden, and (5) the availability of a wealth of resources to support the strengths and address the problems of family caregivers including the American Psychological Association’s Family Caregiver Briefcase  http://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/index.aspx. Presenters: Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, family therapist, author, educator and Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, PA, and member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers William E. Haley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers Deborah A. DiGilio, MPH, Director, American Psychological Association Office on Aging and immediate past Chair of the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. Moderator:        Greg Link, MA, Aging Services Program Specialist, U.S. Administration on...
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