The population of the United States is aging at significant rates. Thus, it is imperative that psychotherapists understand mental health concerns that commonly affect older adults. This workshop will provide an overview of various neurocognitive disorders, focusing specifically on Alzheimer’s Disease. It will address common issues that arise with the individual, with couples and families, and for the psychotherapist. The presentation will focus on the psychotherapeutic treatment of loss, grief, balancing independence/autonomy with safety, underestimation/overestimation of abilities, relationship dynamics, role changes, living arrangements, managing challenging behaviors, driving, capacity (financial and medical), and caregiver fatigue.
- Participants will be able to describe major neurocognitive disorders, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease
- Participants will utilize clinical and psychological assessment measures to evaluate issues related to neurocognitive disorders in clinical practice.
- Participants will be able to apply psychotherapeutic treatments of loss, grief, balancing independence/autonomy with safety, underestimation/overestimation of abilities, relationship dynamics, role changes, housing, managing challenging behaviors, driving, capacity (financial and medical), and caregiver fatigue as they relate to neurocognitive disorders.
CE Hours: 3
About the Presenter:
Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist on the Geropsychiatry Team and in Primary Care/Mental Health Integration with the Geriatric Primary Care Outpatient Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC). Dr. Koepp serves on the Dementia Committee, the Psychology Professional Standards Board, the Psychology Training Committee, and the Diversity Committee of the Psychology Training Committee of the Atlanta VAMC. She developed the psychology pre-doctoral internship rotation in Geropsychology and Complex Medical Issues/Palliative Care at the Atlanta VAMC and supervises pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows.
Dr. Koepp is board certified with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and actively participates in candidate reviews. She earned her doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Grady Health System, where she won the 2010 Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.
Registration Costs (per workshop):
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 19, 2016 to receive this rate.)
Registration (After February 19, 2016)
- $70: GPA Members
- $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $105: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.
- $80: GPA Members
- $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $115: Non-members
Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35
Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.
The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.