Podcast Continuing Education Course
How Our Beliefs About Aging Impact Health and Well-Being. (And What We Can Do About It!)
Presenter: Becca Levy, PhD
What: 60 minute, On-Demand
Self-Paced, Non-interactive, Asynchronous Audio Podcast
CE Credits: 1 CE Credit for social workers, psychologists, therapists, certified care managers, and more (see below
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Ageism, which is bias and discrimination based on age has profound harmful effects on our mental and physical health as we age. Beliefs about aging are overwhelmingly negative in America. Even though they often operate unconsciously, they harm all of us. This course, presented by the preeminent ageism researcher, Dr. Becca Levy, will define the Stereotype Embodiment Theory, list cultural differences related to age beliefs and health outcomes, and teach a model for challenging ageist thoughts.
After attending this beginner-level program in full, participants will be able to:
- Define the Stereotype Embodiment Theory
- List cultural differences related to age beliefs
- Discuss how our beliefs about aging impact our physical and mental health as we age
- Apply a model for challenging ageist stereotypes
Target Audience: This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.
This program is intended for those with a beginner level of knowledge and experience related to this content.
Recording Date: This program was recorded on 3/22/22
Here's what you'll see inside the course
About the Presenter/Guest
Becca Levy, PhD
Dr. Becca Levy, the leading authority on how beliefs about aging influence aging health, is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her path finding studies have changed the way we think about aging and have received awards from the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Dr. Levy has given invited testimony before the US Senate on the adverse effects of ageism and has contributed to US Supreme Court briefs to fight age-discrimination. She serves as a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization’s Campaign to Combat Ageism.
She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Aging and the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her expertise on aging is frequently sought out by outlets such as, The New York Times, NPR, and BBC.
She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes affect the health of older individuals. She is the author of Breaking the Age Code
Learn more about Becca Levy and her new book on her website here.
How To Earn CE Credits
Participants will have their participation registered through Center for Mental Health & Aging. This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:
Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.
Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test; a score of 75% or greater is passing. (You have a total of 3 attempts to pass the post-test)
Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation & Attestation
Step 4: Download Your Certificate
Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It's that simple!
About the host
Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Regina Koepp is a board certified clinical psychologist, clinical geropsychologist, founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging.
Prior to founding the Center for Mental Health & Aging, Dr. Koepp was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she provided direct patient care and consultation on the Geropsychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team for more than a decade.
Dr. Koepp earned her doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences where she won the Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.
Praise for the Podcast
We're Democratizing Education About Mental Health & Aging
The podcast is free for ALL to listen. We want everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, to have access to this much needed information about the "Psychology of Aging". We see this as democratizing mental health education.
Only professionals wanting to earn CEUs will need to pay. Professionals, it is with your business that we can provide this education to everyone! So, thank you for being here and contributing to this important mission.
Continuing Education Approvals
Center for Mental Health & Aging, #1801, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/25/2022 – 03/25/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.
Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Center for Mental Health and Aging (CMHA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7230. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Mental Health and Aging (CMHA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
CMHA is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #21-905CMHA. This activity approved for 1 CMC contact hours
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. In many state licensing jurisdictions, APA approved continuing education programs qualify for LMFT CE credits. See what your state requires here.
National CE Credit Approvals For Live Webinar: Credits listed are for full attendance at the live webcast only. The CE certificate can be downloaded/printed after completing the webcast and passing the online post-test evaluation (75% passing score). NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.
Registrant is responsible for ensuring that CE credits meet the criteria for their own jurisdiction requirements.
*Content and materials in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession’s standards.
Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Becca Levy is Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She has contributed to US Supreme Court briefs to fight age-discrimination. She serves as a scientific advisor to the World Health Organization’s Campaign to Combat Ageism. She is author of the book, Breaking the Age Code.
There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for Center for Mental Health & Aging
Accessibility Requests: Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.
Grievance Policy: CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].
Course interaction & System Requirements
The following system requirements help to reduce tech problems:
• Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
• Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
• Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
• Webinar software: Zoom is used to deliver live, synchronous programs
General Refund Policy: ALL workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) webinars due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don't have the staff to guide you through every step of the process. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact [email protected]
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