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Depression and Older Adults - Evidence Based Practice

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2011

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This course examines how practitioners can screen for depression, assess and diagnose depression, select an appropriate treatment, deliver care, and evaluate outcomes.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify EBP psychotherapy interventions for older adults.
  • Describe the benefits of providing EBPs for the treatment of depression.
  • Identify measure of depression in older adults competence.
  • Describe the percent of older adults who have Alzheimer's Disease.

Course Syllabus

  • What Is Depression in Older Adults?
  • Risk Factors for Depression
  • Prevalence of Depression
  • Why EBPs for Older Adults with Depression Are Important
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Screening for Depression
  • Delivering Evidence-Based Care
  • Principles for Delivering Care to Older Adults Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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