The subject of this year's Creating Hope workshop is ministering effectively and with compassion to older adults who have mental health issues. Through the workshop, attendees will:
- Appreciate the importance of recognizing mental illness among older adults.
- Describe the features of the psychiatric disorders most commonly seen in older adults, specifically, depression, anxiety, dementia, and alcohol use disorders.
- Learn about resources available to help older adults with these disorders.
- Know more about recent research on religion, spirituality, and mental health among elders.
- Be able to identify challenges facing Baby Boomers coping with mental health issues as they age.
- Be aware of research that recognizes spirituality and religiousness as mental health resources.
The workshop is being held at the Grand Meridian, 2621 N Oneida St, Appleton. Charge of $50 includes breakfast, presentations, materials, certificate of attendance.
Register on-line: www.samaritan-counseling.com/creating-hope
Dr. Art Walaszek is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). He is Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development, and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry. He oversees medical education in Psychiatry at the UWSMPHand chairs the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Walaszek’s educational work has been recognized with a UWSMPH Dean’s Teach Award and an ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, both in 2014.