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Promoting Mental Health & Wellness in Later Life

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Hospice of North Central Ohio, Inc

1050 Dauch Drive

Ashland, OH 44805

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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.

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  • 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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For more Information, Contact:

Kailey Bradley, LPC Bereavement Coordinator w/Hospice of North Central Ohio

419.281.7107 or kailey.bradley@myhnco.org

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