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Distance Learning: Treatment of Older Adults: Depression, Anxiety, & Cognitive Problems (Part 1 of 2)


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Please note: There are two sessions for this webinar. The first session was held on June 10, and the second session, which is a continuation of information, on June 11. To view the archive for the June 11 session, click here.

Pre-session downloads:
June 10 (PDF)
June 11 (PDF)

Lee Hyer, PhD, ABPP
Georgia Neurosurgical Institute and Mercer School of Medicine

Sponsor: Three Rivers AHEC

Session Description: Georgia has one of the largest older populations in the South. By 2020, it is estimated that the 65+ population will increase by 62% over current numbers. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems present significant challenges among older adults. Increasingly, professionals will be called upon to develop knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their elder patients. Dr. Lee Hyer, Professor of and Health Behavior at Mercer University School of Medicine, is the featured speaker for the webinar . His practice and research focus on older adults. Dr. Hyer has published several books and over 200 peer-reviewed articles on mental health issues among older adults.

Session Objectives:
During these sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide a brief overview of the current older adult brain, and integrated care problems relative to treatment.
  2. Discuss unique problems of the phenomenology and assessment of depression of older adults.
  3. Discuss treatment of depression and outline the new transdiagnostic model and its importance
  4. Provide information on the prevalence, relevance to cognition, assessment and treatment of core anxiety disorders at later life.
  5. Provide an overview of cognitive problems at late life and information on cognitive retraining.


Cost: Free 

Continuing Education Information:
For each webinar attended, participants will be eligible for the following - please see details below. Contact hours will be awarded based on sessions attended:

Three Rivers AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, and accredited approve by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW-GA) has approved this program for 1.0 continuing education hours per session.

Application has been made for 1.0 contact hours per session to the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.

The Mercer University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Mercer University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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