Virtual Upcoming Events

Upcoming events from Behavioral Health Specialists from around the state.

Geropsychology Lecture Series

with Nicole Reynolds, PsyD, ABPP

7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 2022 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PT 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Target audience: primary care providers, community partners, support services, administrative/managers, behavioral health/mental health providers

Contact Alicia Garrison at garrisonal@careoregon.org with any questions about this event.

This lecture series will provide a broad overview of topics relevant to Geropsychology work. The goal is to enhance the learner’s understanding of aging/ older adults as well as increase awareness of the many unique complexities of working with the older adult population in mental health and healthcare settings. This will include a general overview (intro) followed by further discussion of the clinical implications, mental health issues, ethical considerations, and system practices.

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Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome: What is it, How to Spot it, and How to Support Folks

with the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative of Multnomah County

5/27/2022 9:00 AM-10:30 AM PT 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Target audience: social service professionals

Contact Laurel Wonder at oabhi@multco.us with any questions about this event.

Working with Older Adults and the Aging population we often assist folks who have memory and cognitive challenges. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is a type of Dementia that is less known and harder to diagnose. Come learn about how it starts in the brain, how it differs from other types of dementia and how to make your colleagues aware of this disease.

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Depression in Older Adults

with Susan Rose, PhD

The same training is offered three different times: 5/4/2022, 5/12/2022, & 5/19/2022, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PT 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Target audience: PCPs, Nurses, PAs, LCSWs, LPCs, other support staff

Contact Alicia Garrison at garrisonal@careoregon.org with any questions about this event.

Depression is not a normal part of aging. In the vast majority of cases, depression is a treatable condition with several effective biological and psychotherapeutic approaches. Geriatric depression reflects the difficulty of discerning “normal aging” from pathological aging. Depression in later life can be confused with medical problems, cognitive impairment, variations in the grief process, and the normal ups and downs of later life.

In this training, we will review depression and comorbidities, psychosis, cognition, apathy, and suicide; available treatment options for older adults; medication options and potential side effects when combined with other medications including mania and serotonin syndrome.

1 AAFP CME pending & 1 NASW CEU pending!

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The 3 C’s (Cognition, Capacity, and Competence)

Led by a panel of experts who specialize In mental health
law

01/20/2022 12:00 PM-2:00 PM PT &

2/3/2022, 3/3/2022, 4/7/2022, 5/5/2022, 6/2/2022, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Virtual Training Event

Target audience: Mental health professionals, case managers, community health workers, long-term care workers, and others working with older adults

Contact Britta Willson at bwillson@gobhi.org with any questions about this event.

The 3 C’s is a 6-part educational series led by a panel of experts who specialize in mental health law. Starting January 20th, 2022, the series takes place monthly on a Thursday at 10:30am. Topics include: Cognition and Capacity; Guardianship; 365, 370, PSRB; CIT; Oregon State Hospital; and Civil Commitment. Free! CEUs available!

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Mental Illness and Older Adults

1/25/2022, 2/2022/2022, 3/22/2022, 4/26/2022, 5/24/2022, 6/28/2022, 7/26/2022, 8/23/2022, 9/27/2022 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PST 

Location: Virtual Training Event

Target audience: Mental health professionals, case managers, community health workers, long-term care workers, and others working with older adults

Contact Britta Willson at bwillson@gobhi.org  with any questions about this event.

The Mental Illness and Older Adults educational series provides education about older adults living with mental health conditions to community partners in order to improve the knowledge and skills of people who provide services or care to this population. Starting January 25, 2022, this series takes place monthly every 4th Thursday at 12pm. Topics include: Trauma Informed Care; Anxiety; Depression, Delirium, and Dementia; Personality Disorders; Severe Mental Illness; Failure to Thrive and Frailty; Substance Use Disorder; PTSD; and Filling the Day with Meaning. Free! CEUs available!

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View materials from past events hosted by the Behavioral Health Initiative such as the 2021 Forum on Behavioral Health Policy in Oregon.

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