Virtual Lecture Series: 9 – The Silver Tsunami – Aging in America
November 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Futures is a proud member of the Florida behavioral healthcare community committed to reducing the stigma surrounding addiction and its treatment. We invite you to join our virtual lecture series via the Zoom platform to learn from innovative practitioners. This will be a virtual lecture with Q&A to follow. This event is co-sponsored by BaysideCEU.
While youth undulates before our eyes, the truth is according to the US Census Bureau, the baby boomer population – 78 million strong – will be over the age of 65 by the middle of the century. This means that 1 in 5 Americans will be a senior citizen. They will outnumber 5-year olds. Alcohol is the most widely abused substance; followed by illicit and prescription drugs. Baby boomers spend more money on marijuana than other cohorts. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief and loss (loss of loved one, living arrangements, friends, work, loss of function, chronic pain, and other physical maladies, (diabetes, heart attacks, hypertension, cataracts, glaucoma, dementia, Alzheimer’s) are common. How clinicians interface with this group is important. How does a millennial clinician interface with a 72 year old? This session will address how important it is for the clinician and team working with seniors to understand the differences between themselves and seniors and to become acquainted with understanding the best evidence based strategies.
1. Participants will demonstrate, recognize and define what we mean by “Aging”
2. Describe common substance use disorders in this population (Marijuana, Alcohol, Prescription pills)
3. Identify and describe common mental health issues (Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss and Suicide)
4. Identify and Discuss Vulnerabilities related to Aging including Problematic Gambling, Financial Abuse and Elder Neglect and Romance and Grandparent Scams
5. Discuss, Identify and Describe other Physical maladies, Chronic Pain, Knees, Hips, Shoulders, Heart, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Dementia , Alzheimers etc.
6. Provide therapeutic strategies through case studies for clinicians to use with this population and their families
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You will need your license number and type to receive credit for this course.
Continuing Education is provided by Bayside Continuing Education and Development. If you have questions on approvals or certificates please contact ContactUs@BaysideCEU.com or call 866-863-4225.
Bayside Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6098. Bayside Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. NAADAC Provider #81892. BaysideCEU is responsible for all aspects of programming.
Beyond National Approvals which meet most state and certification board requirements, Bayside is approved directly through several states. Please contact us with questions.
This course is approved for 2 hours through:
• Florida Board of CSW, MFT, MHC
• Florida Certification Board
• Florida Board of Nursing
• National Board for Certified Counselors (all states accept NBCC approval for LMHC and LPC, as well as most LMFTs)
Louise A. Stanger, EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CIP, CSAT-1
Louise Stanger EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CIP, CSAT-1 is a preeminent interventionist and thought leader in the behavioral health and addiction treatments industry. She has received many distinguished awards and performed thousands of family interventions in the US and abroad, gives presentations around the country on various topics related to mental health, trauma and addiction, process disorders and chronic pain, and has received prestigious awards from her fellow industry colleagues for her dedication to intervention and recovery Harvard McLean Hospital an affiliate of Harvard University and DB Resources honored her as Interventionists of the year In addition to her work with clients and families, she is former University faculty at San Diego State University and University of San Diego, where she brought in over 4 million in grants for substance abuse and alcohol training and education.
Dr. Stanger is lauded for developing the invitational intervention process, which uses CIS: Collective Intervention Strategies, a revolutionary way of working with professionals and support systems to invite change.
Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Recovery Campus, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Recovery View, Sober Way, Sober world and more. Her book Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal, in which Dr. Stanger recounts her travails growing up in a substance abuse family and forging her unique career path, is available on Amazon; and Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Guidebook is available on her website.
Her book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy, is the first academic book in the U.S. about the intervention process and is used at universities.
Her latest book discusses addiction, mental health and trauma : Addiction In the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions and Recovery and has been lauded for its compassionate approach.
Dr. Louise is passionate about the work she does with families.