Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Kathy Black, PhD, MSW, MSG, MPH
Peer Reviewer(s): Roberta R. Greene, PhD, MSW
Item#: V7140
Contents: 1 Course Book (44 pages)

Depression in Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition



Price $29.95
Item # V7140
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This 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.

AARC Approval #143180000

Course Objectives

  • 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.
Roberta R. Greene, PhD, MSW, is a professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare and Director of the Life Care Institute at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She previously was professor and dean at the Indiana University School of Social Work and has worked at the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers. Dr. Greene has numerous publications, including Resiliency Theory: An Integrated Framework for Practice, Research, and Policy; Social Work with the Aged and Their Families; Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective; Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice; and Contemporary Issues of Care. Dr. Greene, who is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, is the recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Pioneer Award and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work 2005 Career Achievement Award. She is currently conducting research for the John Templeton Foundation.
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