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Promoting Mental Health & Wellness in Later Life
Fri, April 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Dr. Matt Fullen PhD, MDiv, LPCC
Dr. Fullen has worked with older adults since 2005, first in the affordable housing sen-ior housing industry and then as a licensed professional clinical counselor in long-term care, adult day, and private practice settings. He holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with an interdisciplinary spe-cialization in Aging. His re-search focuses on ageism, access to mental health ser-vices, and the use of resili-ence and wellness-based mental health interventions among older adults. Currently on staff at The Ohio State Uni-versity, he is also an adjunct faculty member at Ashland Theological Seminary.
To review recent trends relat-ed to demography and the prevalence of older adults’ mental health disorders
To identify barriers to older adults’ utilization of mental health services and strategies to offset the barriers in counseling practices
To analyze current research related to wellness and resilience and consider how these constructs should be defined in gerontological counseling
To apply a positive psychology of aging through discussion of case studies related to the mental health and well being of older adult clients.
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