Best Approaches in Managing Older Adults

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23 Jan - 26 Jan, 2024 Classroom ₦285,000 Register
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Event Details

Across behavioral health professions, there is a workforce shortage of clinicians trained to provide evidence-based mental health services to older adults. Cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations have been effectively used to develop assessments and interventions for older adults and their involved family care partners.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the essential features of cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations applied to the assessment and treatment of older adults
    • Explain the relevance of CBT-informed stepped care models of behavioral health services for older adults and their involved family care partners.
    • Identify at least 3 CBT grounded assessment practices for older adults and involved family care partners.
    • Explain common adjustments to behavioral activation and cognitive interventions with older adults.
    • Develop a personal action plan for continued development of professional competencies in clinical work with older adults and their involved family care partners.


  • Orientation/Overview Demography of Aging
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology of Aging
  • Common Presenting Concerns
  • Addressing intersecting identities
  • Stepped Behavioral Health Care
  • Core CBT Principles and Modifications for older adults
  • Suicidality Alcohol Use Depression
  • Proximal assessments within treatment (target com plaints, mood monitoring)
  • Interventions: Aging-friendly adaptations, -Behavioral Activation, -Cognitive Restructuring
  • CBT interventions for family caregivers
  • Professional Development Planning



Psychologist, Social Workers, Counselors, Teachers, Therapists, Case Managers Marriage and Family, Therapists and Nurses.



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.


  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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