Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 02/20/2021
    • 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
    • Zoom event

    Aging in a Changing World

    Presented by Dr. Lorin Lindner

    Educational Goals:

    This course will help clinicians seeing an increasingly aging population to develop greater clinical skills which they can apply in immediate and effective ways in their future clinical work.  Understanding the developmental, socio-historical, and discrimination issues facing elders will also increase culturally competent long term care.  

    Course Requirements:

    1. Attendance throughout the entire presentation.

    2. Completion of a course evaluation at the end of the presentation.

    3. Provision of the correct spelling of name and license number for completion certificate

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

     1.Identify five physical changes that are associated with aging

    2 Name four common psychological disorders found in aging individuals

    3. Assess three signs of substance abuse in the elderly

    4. Describe how to make a report of elder abuse

    5. List three types of interventions best suited for loss and grief associated with aging adults.

    Course Schedule 8:30 am-12 noon

    Course Content

    A)    Lifespan Development    -----     8:45am – 9:15am

    Aging as a lifelong process - by 2030, there will be about 75 million persons in the U.S. older than 65 years of age, by 2060, it is expected that one out of four persons will be 60 or older

    In order to ensure appropriate care for the aging population, we will look at an overview of the unique issues relevant to this population

    Physical, biological and psychological changes of aging

    What causes our bodies to change? Subtle and obvious changes

    Ageism throughout history

    Cognitive Capacity and Intellectual Vigor

    Group Exercise

    B)    Mental Disorders in Later Life ------ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    Mental Disorders and Aging Adults are the same as in younger adults; however, the prevalence, nature, and course of each disorder may be very different.

    Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders in older people.

    Sleep disturbances

    Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders

    Delusional Disorder

    Prescription drugs abuse/misuse and the Increased Risk of Side Effects

    Substance Abuse and Alcohol Abuse

    Long term care and caregivers

    Empathic Failure in Alzheimer caregivers

    Video and Case Examples

    10:30 am           BREAK – 15 mins  RESUME  10:45 am

    • C)    Long Term Care ----  10:45am - 11:00am
    • Variations across cultures, Native American, Eastern Indian, Asian, Euro-American
    • What types of care are available

    D) Elder and Dependent Abuse and Neglect ---- 11:00-11:15 am

    Legal and Ethical Obligations

    Mandated Reporting – What You Need to Know

    Case Examples and Video 

    E) Loss, Bereavement, and Grief - End-of-life Issues---- 11:15-11:50am

    Trauma-focused CBT and other effective Interventions for trauma

    Family Therapy

    Emotional Support/Therapy Animals

    Right to Die Laws

    Group Exercise

    F) Questions & Answers and Evaluations completed ----11:50-12 noon

    G) Conclusion – 12 pm

    Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    Provider Bio: 

    Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH is a clinical psychologist and supervisor for Clinica Sierra Vista Behavioral Health Centers in both Kern and Fresno Counties.  She became licensed to practice psychology in 1988.   Her most recent publications appeared in the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and in the Journal of Developmental Psychology and her first book was published in 2018 on trauma in veterans and animal assisted interventions.  Dr. Lindner was an adjunct professor at Santa Monica College for 19 years where she taught Lifespan Development with a cross-cultural perspective.  She is the Founder and President of Serenity Park Sanctuary and Warriors and Wolves, animal-assisted work therapy programs for veterans with combat-related stress and traumatic brain injuries.

    It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, and the current state of emergencies due to the California fires, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

    Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

    Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.crile.amft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

    Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This continuing education training counts toward the required Law & Ethics requirement.  Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

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Some CEU workshops are graciously hosted by Fresno Pacific University in the North Hall (off of Chestnut and Butler streets) - Please refer to the map below or download it here.


Most of our training events and workshops are graciously hosted by Fresno Pacific University in the North Hall (off of Chestnut and Butler streets) - Please refer to the map below or download it here.

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