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Thursday, November 07, 2019 12 pm
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Level
Introductory
Category
Anxiety Disorders
CE Credit
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Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent class of mental health condition among older adults, and they are associated with adverse consequences for physical and cognitive health. Unfortunately, although cognitive-behavioral therapy is more effective than no treatment or treatment as usual among older people with anxiety disorders and related conditions, it may be less effective than in younger and middle-aged individuals. Other behavioral interventions, such as supportive therapy and relaxation training, may be as effective as CBT for many anxiety-related conditions in later life, and medications, particularly SSRIs, may be more effective. This presentation reviews the evidence for psychological interventions, particularly CBT, relaxation training, and mindfulness-based approaches, for anxiety disorders and related conditions (PTSD, Hoarding Disorder, disproportionate fear of falling) in elderly people. Both traditional in person and alternative modes of delivery will be described. The presentation also briefly discusses the role of pharmacotherapy in treating this population. Finally, we discuss a case that illustrates some features of working with an anxious older individual: the difficulty of distinguishing anxiety from depression and cognitive impairment, the limits of psychotherapy, and the benefit of multidisciplinary treatment, including environmental modifications. 

This webinar is eligible for 1 CE/CE Credit. Click here for more information. 

About the Presenter(s)

Julie Wetherell, PhD, ABPP

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Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., ABPP, is an internationally recognized expert on behavioral interventions for geriatric anxiety. She is a board-certified geropsychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, where she directs behavioral medicine services as a member of the Home-Based Primary Care team, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where she conducts research on geriatric mental health and teaches and supervises graduate and medical students, postdoctoral psychology and psychiatry fellows, and psychiatry residents in research and clinical work. She earned a B.A. at Yale and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in aging at the University of Southern California. After a geropsychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego’s Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Geriatric Mental Health. Her research has been funded by the Veterans Health Administration and the National Institutes of Health since 1997. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and 25 book chapters on the topic of mental health and aging, and she is an Associate Editor of the 2015 edition of the American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. She is a past winner of the APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) David Shakow Early Career Award and a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America for her contributions to the field of aging. 

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


Psychologists (APA)

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Psychologist contact hours.  

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MI: No CE requirements
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The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
 * If the activity is held live in the state of NY, then direct addictions board is required, ie: NAADAC. If the activity is held outside NY, is virtual, enduring or remote, it is considered "outstate" and this reciprocity applies.
 

Social Workers (ASWB)

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The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY 
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY
 

New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0 hour.

NBCC
The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CAMFT
The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).