Live Webinar Schedule

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June 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Assessing Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Conceptual and Practical Foundational Elements

Co-Sponsored with Society of Clinical Geropsychology

Presenters:   Drs. Patricia Bamonti and Jessica Strong Patricia M. Bamonti, PhD, ABPP, is a staff psychologist in the Geriatric Mental Health Outpatient clinic and Track Coordinator of the Geropsychology Training Program at VA Boston Healthcare System. She provides individual and group psychotherapy and serves as a major supervisor within the Geropsychology training program. She earned her doctorate from West Virginia University and completed pre and postdoctoral training at the Milwaukee VAMC. She holds an academic appointment as Instructor of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and serves as Secretary on the board of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs and the Society of Clinical Geropsychology. Dr. Bamonti's research and clinical interests include adjustment to chronic illness and disability and she conducts research in the New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. Jessica Strong, PhD, ABPP, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island, in Charlottetown, PE, Canada. She supervises doctoral psychology students in clinical geropsychology competencies and organizes the clinical dissertation process for students in the PsyD program. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Louisville and completed pre- and post-doctoral training at the VA Boston Healthcare System, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She completed an additional Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics with the New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. She serves as an Assistant Editor for Aging and Mental Health for the Americas. Dr. Strong's research interests are in late life cognitive functioning, musical training, and ageism and the geropsychology workforce pipeline.

  Overview: With the rapid population growth of adults reaching 65 years of age or older, there is increasing demand for clinicians working with older adults to have at least beginner knowledge of capacity evaluations. Capacity evaluations aim to the answer the question of functioning in specific domains such as medical consent, independent living, and financial, among others (see Moye, Marson, & Edelstein, 2013 for review). These types of evaluation arise when a stakeholder (e.g., healthcare provider, family members, caregiver) questions the individual’s safety and welfare in a given domain. In older adults, capacity evaluations are most commonly requested in the context of major neurocognitive disorder. However, capacity evaluations may also be requested due to mental health conditions (e.g., psychosis), addiction (e.g., ongoing alcohol use disorder), and not uncommonly, an intersection of many underlying medical and mental health conditions (e.g., mild cognitive impairment and ongoing alcohol use disorder). This CE presentation targets licensed and unlicensed psychologists who provide clinical care to older adults or anticipate working with older adults and seek to gain a better understanding of capacity assessment in adults 65 years of age and older. This beginner’s level webinar, will provide an overview of when capacity evaluations are indicated and summarize the functional elements underlying medical consent, independent living, and financial capacity. We will review at least one standardized tool for assessing capacity and provide a basic introduction to cognitive testing in the context of capacity evaluations. Participants will learn the details of obtaining informed consent for these types of evaluations. We will end with review of practical recommendations stemming from the capacity determination.

Learning Objectives:

  1. By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to describe the functional elements of capacity assessment in the domains of medical, independent, and financial decision-making.
  2. By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to name one valid assessment instrument for assessing capacity in older adults.
  3. By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to name cognitive domains that underpin functional elements of capacity and name at least one cognitive test to include in assessment batteries.

CE Credits Available: 1.0 Attendees must attend the entirety of the program and complete the Evaluation sent after the program.  Evaluations will be sent via email shortly after the Live webinar.  CE Certificates will be processed and emailed within 5 – 10 business days from Live Webinar.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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June 18, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Racial Disparities in Clinical Communication

Society for Health Psychology Virtual Programming Series
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
hosted by the SfHP Women’s Health Interest Group and co-sponsored by the Society of Clinical Psychology, APA Division 12
FOR SCP MEMBERS ONLY - EMAIL DIV12APA@GMAIL.COM FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration will close at 5:00 pm Eastern time on Monday, June 14.
Presenter: Keisha Bell, PhD
Dr. Bell is a clinical psychologist, communication educator and coach in the department of OB/GYN. Her work focuses on teaching patient- and family-centered communication skills. Dr. Bell serves as Co-Officer of Diversity and Inclusion in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. In her role as an embedded psychologist at an outpatient OB/GYN practice, Dr. Bell provides consultation, education, and brief therapeutic support to adult women at all stages of life.

Overview:

This presentation will highlight Dr. Bell's professional journey toward work in the area of health disparities and women’s health, and provide an overview of racial disparities in patient-physician communication (greater verbal dominance, less affect, shorter visit times). Participants will learn communication strategies to improve the experience of care for Black patients. The target audience for this presentation are psychologists who are interested in learning more about racial disparities in the health care context (introductory post-graduate level).

Learning Objectives:

(1) describe the ways in which patient-clinician communication impacts health outcomes, (2) describe 3 ways in which clinicians differ in their communication with Black patients as compared to White patients, and (3) list strategies for improving patient-clinician communication with Black patients to reduce communication disparities.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

June 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Understanding Grief and Adaptation to Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter:  Dr. Natalia Skritskaya Dr. Skritskaya is a researcher at the Center for Complicated Grief, Columbia University and clinical psychologist in private practice. Her background is in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders with an interest in mind-body connection. For the past decade Dr. Skritskaya has been helping people struggling with difficult losses and also trained clinicians in an evidence-based prolonged grief therapy. Her research is focused on assessment of typical bereavement-related thoughts and understanding their role in prolonged grief.    Overview: In this webinar, Dr. Natalia Skritskaya will describe a model of grief and adaptation to loss that is derived from clinical and experimental research. She will discuss the new diagnosis of Prolonged Grief Disorder and identify some unique challenges posed by a COVID loss and explain why bereavement during the pandemic is associated with increased risk for developing prolonged grief disorder (i.e. complicated grief). She will present a simple introductory-level approach to grief therapy, based on proven efficacious treatment for prolonged grief disorder. Learning Objectives:

  1. List two healing milestones and derailers.
  2. Describe how these milestones and derailers relate to adapting to a loss.
  3. Describe two ways that COVID-19 increases the risk for prolonged grief disorder.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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