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Impact of Ageism on the Physical & Mental Health of Older Adults

You'll discover:

  • How the way you think about aging impacts physical health (including dementia, heart disease and so much more)
  • How the way you think about aging impacts mental health (like depression, anxiety, suicide)
  • How to change the way you think about aging to a more positive and holistic view

This one-hour course will not only increase the chance that you and your clients will age more successfully, you'll also earn 1 continuing education credit while you're at it!

What Are Students Saying?

Very substantive, current, and applicable to my practice.

Thought the presentation emphasizes important points about ageism with physical and mental. The visuals were simple and clearly stated to enhance interest to learning more about the subject.

The presenter had a vast of knowledge was was well informed on the topic

I have done a number of online webinars for CE credit ..I found this presentation to be well organized and helpful, interesting..broadly researched.

Excellent. Thank you. Would also be very useful to caregivers of older adults

I'm So Glad You're Here!

For close to 20 years, I’ve experienced first-hand the difficulty of helping older adults and caregivers find mental health providers trained to help them. In fact, the vast majority of older adults with mental health concerns DO NOT get the mental health care they need, resulting in worse medical problems, higher health care costs, family strain, and needless suffering.

This has inspired my mission of ensuring that you, and all mental health and senior care professionals, have the tools you need to treat the mental health needs of older adults.

I'm Dr. Regina Koepp. I'm a Stanford-trained, board certified clinical psychologist, clinical geropsychologist and founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging. I’ve worked with older adults and their families in some of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, like Stanford, Emory, the Veterans Health Administration, and currently at the University of Vermont Medical Center. 

It's only with your help that we can meet the mental health needs of older adults and caregivers. So, thank you for being here and doing your part!


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Course Details

Title: Impact of Ageism on the Physical & Mental Health of Older Adults

Presenter: Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

What: 60 minute, On-Demand

Self-Paced, Non-interactive, Asynchronous Video

CE Credits: 1 CE Credit Awarded (details below)

Course Description

Older adults who have a positive view of aging live 7.5 years longer than those with a negative view of aging (Levy et al, 2002). Ageism will be defined and three types of ageism will be described along with examples of the toll of ageism on physical and mental health, including increased risk for dementia and increased risk for mental health conditions. One common ageist stereotype is that “older adults are alike” when in fact, older adults are incredibly diverse. Intersections between age and other identity variables (e.g., disability, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity) with relation to mental health will be reviewed. Empirically supported strategies to reduce ageism in mental health care will be reviewed and recommendations for promoting access to mental health and health care will be provided.

Educational Objectives

After attending this beginner-level program in full, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize three types of ageism and the impact of ageism on older adults’ health and mental health
  • Describe intersections between older age and other identity variables (e.g., disability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation) related to mental health
  • List strategies to reduce ageism and promote access to mental health and health care

Target Audience: This course is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, 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 9/22/21

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!

Here's what you'll see inside the course


Get instant access to this course and earn 1 Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education Approvals

Social Workers

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 credits.


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. 

Care Managers

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.

Important Details

Commercial Support: Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements.

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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