Geriatric Mental Health Among African Americans

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Geriatric Mental Health Among African Americans

Presenter: Karrin Glover, MD, MPH

By Pathways to Wellness

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Date and time

Friday, March 24 · 9am - 1:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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This course will present core concepts of geriatric mental health but will do so with an emphasis on older adults of African-American and Caribbean-American background. There will be some discussion of approaches to mental illness, particularly anxiety disorders, depression, and psychotic disorders. There will be some exploration of cognitive disorders and substance use disorders as well. Special attention will be paid to elder abuse and support for caregivers.

Measurable Learning Objectives:

  • Describe five core concepts of psychopharmacology for elders.
  • List five signs of cognitive impairment.
  • Identify three assessment tools that can help clinicians assess mental health conditions.
  • Describe four ways to address elder abuse.
  • Identify four factors that can impact outcomes of depression in Black elders.

About the Presenter:

Karinn Glover, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Attending, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Division, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx NY. Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Glover teaches psychopharmacology and aspects of psychotherapy to Psychiatry and Family Medicine residents. Her decade-plus experience as a psychiatrist and leader in the primary care division at Montefiore Health System has informed her approach to health equity, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI+B), and the styles of leadership that produce organizational success.

Friday, March, 24, 2023

9:00am - 01:30pm (Pacific Standard Time )

3.5 Hours CE Credit (CEs can be issued to Alameda County providers only)

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the full training

(30 min lunch break and one 10-min break will not be counted toward CE time awarded)

To complete an Alameda County sponsored virtual CEU training, attendees must achieve a score of at least 70% on the post-test

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