Geropsychology Lecture Series

Geropsychology Lecture Series

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This lecture series will provide a broad overview of topics relevant to Geropsychology work.

About this event

** Please register through the Zoom links below **

** This event will NOT be recorded **

The goal of this five-part lecture series is to enhance the learner’s understanding of aging/older adults as well as increase awareness of the many unique complexities of working with the older adult population in mental health and healthcare settings. This will include a general overview (intro) followed by further discussion of the clinical implications, mental health issues, ethical considerations, and system practices.

Primary Audience Target: primary care providers, community partners, support services, administrative/managers, behavioral health/mental health providers.

1 CEU through NASW and 1 CEU through AAFP are approved per lecture

Attendance is free

August 3, 12-1pm PT

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A Closer Look at Mental Health of Older Adults


• Prevalence/Trends (including substance abuse, suicide, depression, etc.)

• Mental Health Stigma

• Unique Barriers to Care - access Medicare

• Treatment Preferences

• Treatment Options - medication, therapy modalities, case management

• Alternative Interventions - church, senior center, groups, community

August 10, 12-1pm PT

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Ethical Considerations in Geropsychology Work


• Intro - establish awareness of ethical complexities of older adult care

• Case Examples

• Autonomy vs. Capacity - common theme

• Guardianship - Oregon

• APS reporting - Oregon

• Driving Issues - Oregon

• Behavioral Issues of Dementia - How do we treat this?

August 17, 12-1pm PT

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Transforming Systems: How to Bring Geropsychology Practices to Your Work


• Screening Instruments (mini-cog, MOCA, GAD, GDI, etc.)

• Utilizing the Medicare Wellness Visit (introduce aging well concepts, screening, brief intervention)

• Normalizing Mental Health with Older Adults

• Adjusting Practices and Compensatory Strategies (AVS, larger print items, hearing amplifiers, longer visits, reminder calls, pillboxes, etc.)

• Distribution of Resources (local, national, community, aging center)

Dr. Nicole Reynolds' Biography:

Dr. Nicole Reynolds obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in health psychology in 2014. She completed clinical internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and Geropsychology fellowship at the VA Brooklyn Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is board certified in Geropsychology by the the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and an active registrant of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP). Dr. Reynolds has worked in various medical settings throughout her clinical career including outpatient primary care, oncology/palliative care, solid organ transplant, and specialty medicine. She is currently working in private practice, where she provides psychotherapy and psychological consultation/evaluation services to adults living throughout Oregon and Washington. She is also licensed to practice psychology in New York and British Columbia.

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