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This basic-level course reviews the primary types of depressive disorders among older adults, the causes of depression in this age-group, the diagnostic procedures used to effectively detect depression in older adults, and current treatments used in this population. This course elucidates the ways in which depressive symptoms are commonly missed or misinterpreted so that healthcare professionals can better assess and intervene in late-life depression.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.
California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approve courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.
Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25971. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5745
- Identify the different types of depressive disorders among older adults.
- Describe the causes of depression among older adults.
- Explain how to diagnose depressive disorders among older adults.
- Describe therapeutic approaches for treating and managing depression among older adults.
Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH, is a professor of social work and gerontology at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, a Hartford Geriatric Social Work faculty scholar, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Black obtained her doctorate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York, in 2000, master’s degrees in social work and gerontology from the University of Southern California (1988), and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles (1990). Dr. Black has worked with older adults and their families as a nurse, social worker, and geriatric case manager for more than 25 years in acute care, long-term care, home, and community-based settings.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.