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CEU Workshop on Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Aging Remix / The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

CEU Workshop on Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

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Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

In America, 78 million baby boomers are heading in to retirement years. According to the Institute of Medicine, as of 2010, approximately five to eight million older adults - about 14 to 20 percent of the overall elderly population, had one or more substance abuse or mental health disorder.

Alcohol and drug abuse are often difficult to detect in older persons, mistaking symptoms for signs of aging.  Physicians receive very little education on substance dependence, and misdiagnosis is frequent.  Compounding the issue is that there are often multiple health care providers and multiple medications.  Addicted elderly are often isolated from loved ones.  They may hide their use, or it is perceived to be "one of their few pleasures in life".

This introductory / intermediate level program provides participants with the educational skill set to assess and develop a plan of care with older clients with substance abuse issues through review of diagnostic criteria, research based evidence and case presentation.  Program content looks to utilize and expand upon the clinical skills of engagement and assessment, along with treatment modalities considered in substance abuse situations.

Participants participating in this program will be able to:

* Identify two criteria for diagnosing Substance Abuse Disorder according to the DSM-V (Diagnostic Statisical   Manual)

*  Name four different types of substance abuse among older adults

* List two assessment screening tools to evaluate for substance abuse

* Identify two characteristics of age sensitive treatment

* Explain the role of substance abuse prevention in Health Care Reform

Registration Cost:

$15.00 (non-refundable) Administrative fee for on-line registration

$20.00 (non-refundable) Administrative fee for registration at the door (check or cash only).

Live Workshop Continuing Education Credit Information:

Full attendance is required: no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Social Workers:  The HDRT Group is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as a conditionally approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers  # 0301.  This activity will qualify for 1.5 (Clinical) contact hours.

Social Workers: The HDRT Group, Provider # 1445, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program.  ASWB Approval Period ( 6/08/15-6/08/16).  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours.

Case Managers: This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Care Managers (CCMs).  CCMs participating in this course will receive 1.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours.

Certificates of course completion will be individually distributed at the end of the workshop, and the submission of workshop evaluation form.

About the Instructor:

Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM, is the Executive Director of the Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc.  She has over 30 years' experience in direct clinical services, supervision, administration and education in hospitals and long term care facilities.  She holds a Master's in Social Work from Simmons College of Social Work in Boston and a Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology from the Hunter-Brookdale Center on Aging in New York City.


This program will be held at the Kensington Assisted Living Facility

100 Maple Ave

White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 390-0080                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Kensington is a handicap accessible facility.

This program is co-sponsored by The Kensington and Bayada Home Health Care Services.

Customer Service:  Call (800) 414-7401 ext. 800 or email Anne Pagano at to ask about course content, instructors, request accommodations for disability, submit a formal grievance, or remove your name from a list.

Cancellation Policy:  Administrative fee is non-refundable.

The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group (HDRT GROUP):  Since 2013, the HDRT Group has provided cutting edge educational training workshops nationally for professionals, municipalities and the general public on issues surrounding hoarding disorder.  The HDRT Group also offers clinical and ethical continuing education workshops on such topics as: Bio-Ethical Decision Making; Self-Neglect and the Older Person; The Many Faces of Dementia; ; Elder Abuse: Old Age Problem, New Perspective: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: How to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Overcome Unhealthy Life Patterns; Aging in Place: What Baby-Boomers, Their Families and Professionals Need to Know Now; Mindfulness and Stress-Reduction; The Spiritual / Cultural Dimensions of Aging.

The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc                                                            

378 Midland Ave.

Yonkers, NY 10704

(800) 414-7401

fax: (914) 457-2905                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



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The Kensington
100 Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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Aging Remix / The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group

Aging Remix provides continuing education workshops for licensed clinical social workers and certified case managers in areas of aging; geriatric mental health, clinical practice, and ethics.

The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group, Inc.  eases the emotional, psychological, social, financial, and legal effects of hoarding disorder through education, consultation and community support.

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