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Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in Older Adulthood

Join us for a Live Webinar on September 6, 2024 from 12pm-3:20pm EDT
3 CE hours available for behavioral health clinicians

Although many older adults experience high levels of life satisfaction, some will experience mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or substance misuse. Oftentimes, these issues are compounded by a lack of access to mental health services, stigma related to aging and/or mental health, and a general misunderstanding of how mental health concerns are experienced in later life.

In this thought-provoking and practical training, participants will analyze the current prevalence of mental health concerns among older adults, recognize differences in how mental health is experienced in older adulthood, and develop strategies to support older adults who may be struggling with these mental health concerns.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the current prevalence of mental health concerns among older adults living in the United States.
  • Recognize differences in how mental health is experienced in older adulthood, as well as the impact of older adults’ lack of access to mental health services and stigma related to aging and/or mental health.
  • Develop strategies for community providers to support older adults who may be struggling with these mental health concerns.
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This webinar is also offered without CEs for half-price.

Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in Older Adulthood
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Matthew Fullen, Ph.D, M.Div., LPCC (OH)

Dr. Matthew Fullen is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech where he teaches in the counselor education program. Dr. Fullen's research, teaching, and advocacy focus on the mental health needs of older adults, with an emphasis on developing programs to enhance resilience & wellness among older adults, preventing suicide in later life, and addressing gaps in Medicare mental health policy. Dr. Fullen is the counseling profession’s most active scholar on aging and mental health.

He has received research grant funding by both public and private entities, including the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, as well as The Mather Institute. He recently received the American Counseling Association’s Top Research Award for his study on Medicare reimbursement challenges faced by counseling professionals.