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.
After attending this beginner-level program in full, participants will be able to:
1 CE Credit
Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Regina Koepp is a board certified clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging, the “go to” place online for mental health and aging. She is a sought-after speaker and provides continuing education courses to professionals on topics surrounding mental health and aging and sexual health and aging. She is creator of the only dementia and sexual health certification program in the United States.
Dr. Koepp is also lead medical psychologist at University of Vermont Medical Center. She is creator and host of the Psychology of Aging Podcast and is a contributing writer at Psychology Today and Psychotherapy Networker, where she discusses aging mental health and aging sexual health and aging. She has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Katie Couric Media, Insider, and other national periodicals.
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, Vice Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System where she provided direct patient care and consultation on an Older Adult Outpatient Mental Health team for more than a decade.
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.
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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.