San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AM SESSION (8:30-11:30) Creating a Practice Toolkit for the 21st Century: Solutions for Mental Health, Social Work & Healthcare Professional
This interactive workshop provides mental health, social work, and healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills to create a practice toolkit to address emerging trends. Participants will explore how challenges of a growing aging population, issues of diversity/difference, changes in healthcare policy/access, and the role of technology impact on practice. Best practices and ethical considerations in mental health, aging, and telehealth will be addressed including HIPAA requirements.
- Clarify personal and professional ethics and values in the context of emerging practice issues (growing aging population, issues of diversity/difference, changes in healthcare policy/access, and the role of technology).
- Increase diversity sensitivity to aging individuals, families, groups, and communities from differing social, cultural, racial, class, age, religious backgrounds, and those with different sexual orientations.
- Identify, evaluate, and apply evidence-based psychosocial interventions to improve functioning and quality of life for a range of population groups.
- Identify professional standards to apply in the use of long-distance videoconferencing with clients (i.e. “telemental health”) and identify basic issues to resolve when using electronic health records systems.
PM SESSION (1:00 - 4:00) Making the Connection: Integrating Physical Health and Psychosocial Strategies with Older Adults
This interactive workshop is presented in modules focusing on specific topic areas and the knowledge and tools needed to implement best practices. Participants will “follow” a case study throughout the workshop and participate in a demonstration of telehealth digital technology to provide clinical services, such as assessment and treatment.
- Understand integrated physical/behavioral health needs or a growing aging population and role of social work, mental health, and behavioral health professionals.
- Identify key components to an integrated physical/psychosocial assessment from a social work perspective.
- Identify strategies for modifying or enhancing current psychosocial assessments to integrate a more holistic perspective.