Aging Baby Boomers - What's a Therapist To Do?
This workshop will provide the participant with details of some of the issues that might be experienced with clients who are in the later stages of life. We will address changes that are noted with this age group that could impact the types of interventions that one provides therapeutically. These changes include the areas of cognition, physiology, emotions, systemic factors, and additional psychological concepts. We will learn more about the aging brain and how this impacts functions as well as therapeutic needs.
Learning how to screen for various dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the impact of these possible diagnoses on the lives of the individuals will be addressed. Depression and other mental health disorders as well as suicide risk will be addressed. A holistic approach to providing therapeutic services to this population will be provided. There will be a variety of possible interventions suggested in order to help those with typical as well as atypical situations at this stage of life. The interventions related to Adlerian approaches with this age group will also be provided. Along with the issues that may arise for those in this age group, there are also issues noted for the caregivers of these adults that will also be addressed. There are also some ethical issues that are also present that one needs to address when working with this age group.