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Interaction between Physical Illness and Mental Illness in the Elderly

Broadcast Date: March 24, 2010
Course Code: A041

Presenters:
LalithKumar K. Solai, MD (Coordinator)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Service
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
 

Program Description:

This videoconference will examine the interaction between physical illness in the elderly and mental illness. Discussion will center on health risks often associated with mental illness and will demonstrate how addressing these health problems can improve an elderly individual’s mental health symptoms. Strategies that professionals and families can use to address physical health issues for the elderly with mental illness will be described.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • describe the serious physical health risks experienced by elderly individuals with mental illness

  • demonstrate how addressing physical health issues can positively affect mental illness

  • provide strategies mental health care workers, consumers, and family members can implement to address physical health issues for the elderly individual with mental illness
     

Target Audience:

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals who work with elderly individuals with physical and mental illness and their families

Continuing Education Credits:              

ACT 48 – 2.0
 

CADC – 2.0
 

CPRP – 2.0

NBCC – 2.0


PCHA – 2.0

 

Psychologist – 2.0


SW – 2.0

 

CEU – 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

EDUCATORS: ACT 48

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CADC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NBCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING – PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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