About the Course
- Describe the causes of the booming elderly population.
- Define the following subgroups: "young-old," "old," and "old-old."
- Describe different kinds of stressors and provide an examples of each.
- Contrast two myths about the elderly with factual information.
- Identify three key adaptive mechanisms used by older people.
- Discuss barriers to the delivery of mental health services to older adults and strategies used to address them.
- Discuss the reasons older people frequently turn to primary care physicians for mental health care.
- Summarize the four main barriers to treatment encountered in long-term mental health care.
- Discuss some of the pros and cons associated with specific psychosocial interventions in nursing homes.
- Describe three different models of respite care and explain their purpose.
About the Author
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT
Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in for-profit and non-profit social services for over thirty-five years. Author of six books that include two best sellers, and the first book in the U.S. for parents of molested children, Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner, and front-line worker, and has been interviewed in national periodicals such as USA Today, Parents' Magazine, Children's Voice, as well as The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Florida Times Union. Ms. Brohl has written and implemented several start-up programs during her career, that include a large child welfare system, intensive outpatient and mental health programs, to name a few.