Welcome to CEU By Net! This Is Our Geriatrics and Aging Continuing Education Page. Learn Strength-Based Interventions for Cognitive Impairment Episodes in the Elderly.
Aging CEUs for California BBS LCSWs, LPCCs, LMFTs, and LEPs - and for All Social Workers, CEAPs, LMFTs, and Other Counselors Who Have a Need to Know!
The Population Is Aging - And for a Significant Portion of It, Not Very Well. Many Are Asking, 'What to Do About Cognitive Impairment?' and 'Are There Different Kinds of Impairment?' Yes, There Are. 'Are They All a Form of Alzheimer's Disease?' No!
'Is There Anything That We Can Do About It - As Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, LMFTs and CEAPs?' Yes! Take This Course and We Will Show You How. It's a Strength Based Approach.
And We Have Great Real-Life Vignettes On How to Deal With the Most Vexing of Behavioral Problems in the Elderly. CEAPs, If Your Client's Employees Are Frantic With Parental Aging Issues, This Course Is For You!
Aging Assessment and Treatment Interventions for the Elderly Population with Early and Reactive Cognitive Impairment
We offer 3 courses in Aging Interventions.
Earn 4 CEUs (Clock Hours of CE Credit) - Take Continuing Education Course 4G - Assessment and Treatment of Early Cognitive Decline and Behavioral Dysfunction in the Elderly. View a DEMO of This Slide Show Course. (It's now in a PDF format so that you can take the course on an iPad or other mobile device.)
Earn 2 CEUs (Clock Hours of CE Credit, and it's 1.25 for NBCC) - Take Continuing Education Course 2D - The Ethics and Process of Assisting with Plans for End of Life Care - i.e., 'Advance Directives'. Like Every CE Course On Our Website, It's a FREE to View Course. And It's Both an Ethics Course and a Therapeutic Intervention Course!
Earn 2 CEUs (Clock Hours of CE Credit, and it's 1.5 for NBCC) - Take CE Course 2E - The Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults. It's Free to View, and It Offers a Specific Step-Staged Approach to Treating Depression in the Elderly and Other Clients. Learn the 'Stepped Care Model' for Addressing Depression at Various Stages of Severity.
Click the Links Above to Go Directly to These Courses in the Catalog.
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And What Else Do We Offer On This Site? Aside from Aging, We Also Offer These Continuing Education Course Categories:
Course 2E - The Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults. It's a FREE to View 'Quiz Only' Course. For Those Treating the Elderly and Other Mental Health Clients with Depression, Learn the Stepped Care Model for Addressing Depression at Various Stages of Severity. GO TO THE CATALOG FOR A COURSE DESCRIPTION.
Aging Course 4G. 'Improving Behavior and Cognitive Functioning In the Elderly Patient, Through A Structured Skills-Based Treatment Approach.' a.k.a., 'How Do You Address Cognitive Impairment and Decline with Behavioral Issues, in the Geriatric Population?'
This course presents a STRUCTURED SKILLS-BASED TREATMENT approach to working effectively with acute cognitive impairment and behavioral difficulties of the elderly. The course also helps you to ASSESS and PRIORITIZE the cognitive impairment and behavioral issues at hand.
Is it always Alzheimer's when we see a cognitively impaired and behaviorally confused elderly client appear at our door? No. And thus there are treatment interventions that can help. The interventions in this course are particularly helpful with cognitive confusion or acute cognitive impairment associated with sudden or traumatic changes or events – things like a stroke, major shift in living arrangement (e.g., a move to a nursing home, the loss of one’s personal home and possessions), death of a spouse, loss of independence (perhaps due to a stroke or surgery, or physical illness), or other external factors.
These acute functional difficulties are oftentimes complicated by depression and anxiety, and perhaps by difficulty in communicating basic wants and needs. These issues may lead to withdrawal from the environment and from social interaction, which can mimic organically based dementia.
Aging 4G is a 4 hour online continuing education course that is unique, informative, easy to read, and entertaining in a slide show format. The CE Course is appropriate for Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, and others who work with mentally impaired aging individuals in a variety of settings.
In this CE course, we present a creative and effective approach to assessment and treatment of non-Alzheimer's cognitive and behavioral difficulties of the elderly - often encountered in private practices, mental health clinics, nursing homes, and adult day care centers.
GOALS OF AGING COURSE 4G:
1. Overview of Cognitive and Behavioral (Functional) Deficits of the non-Alzheimer's Geriatric Population.
How is the cognitive and behavioral dysfunction of the AGING population different, compared to that of other people who have such issues? What factors contribute to the development of early cognitive confusion and decline? How to assess it?
2. Specific Techniques for Reconnecting and Reinforcing Cognitive Processes in AGING INDIVIDUALS.
3. Behavioral Management Techniques Tailored To The Aging or Geriatric Patient.
4. Designing and Implementing Individualized Treatment Plans for Cognitively and Behaviorally Impaired Aging Mental Health Consumers.
Ethics Course 2D - 'Advanced Directives: Assisting with Plans for End of Life Care' - Published by the US Department of HHS's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
This is 'End of Life Care Counseling' with an eye to the 'ethics' of our work.
Q: Is this an aging course, or an ethics course?
A: This course is not only an ethics course! It's also applicable as a COUNSELING INTERVENTION COURSE. This course is applicable to those professionals who work with the elderly and their families or caretakers in a variety of situations .... as well as with those of any age who have a chronic illness such as AIDS, renal failure, cancer, CHF, etc., ..... and with physically well individuals working in high risk employment situations such as SWAT and drug enforcement teams, and MILITARY personnel deployed to war zones, and their families.
Clients may be residents of nursing facilities, hospitals, or any other location in which they or their families are coping with life-threatening or end of life decisions, including military and law enforcement deployment. It's published by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
NOTE: This course is a PDF document accessed FREE OF CHARGE. You pay only if you wish to take the quiz and earn a certificate for CE credit hours.
Note: You can print and use a paper copy of the quiz as a learning too and guide, as you work through the study materials, and then transfer your answers to the online quiz. This free public domain publication is funded and published by the Federal AHRQ. Authors are Barbara L. Kass-Bartelmes, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., and Ronda Hughes, Ph.D.
GOALS OF ETHICS COURSE 2D:
1. Learn terms that should be understood related to individuals' LEGAL RIGHT to make End of Life Care Decisions.
2. Become awareness of the research-verified need for more effective Advance Directives counseling (end of life care planning), and differentiation between the categories of individuals for whom Advance Directives are an issue, i.e., the elderly vs younger individuals and those with certain diseases, persons with HIV-AIDS vs. those with other life-threatening illnesses, parents vs. children, persons who are ill vs. those in life threatening occupations, etc etc.
3. Understand the BENEFITS of addressing end of life preferences with persons who are terminally ill or are in a life threatening situation, as well as with their surrogates (family or representatives).
4. Learn a five-part, research-supported PROCESS for structuring discussions about end-of-life preferences, which inherently supports our ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY for assuring the welfare and legal rights of the client.
5. Based upon research findings, understand the FACTORS which typically affect individuals' choices about End of Life Care in various situations - thus enhancing ability to ETHICALLY GUIDE DISCUSSIONS about end of life care.
Jump to the catalog to VIEW THIS PUBLICATION AND THE QUIZ FOR FREE. And then pay to take the online quiz and download your instant CE certificate for 2 credit hours.
We're also approved by NBCC and multiple State Boards for Mental Health and Addiction Counselors and MFTs. Our Continuing Education courses and CEUs are accepted by almost every state for LPC, LMFT, MFT, AMFT, PLPC, PC, APC, LPCC, LPCA, CPC, LPCP, LCPC, LPCMH, LMHC, LCMHC, LMHP, PCMHC, LIMHP, PC, APC, LMHC, MHSP, LGPC, MFCC, LMFC, MFTI, MFCI, RIC, RP, Pastoral Counselors and many other behavioral health licenses including LSAT, LCDC, CSAC and more.
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