Certificate in Behavioral Health & Aging

Approved by the UW School of Social Work 

Certificates » Behavioral Health & Aging
Program Features
  • More than 100 contact hours that can be applied toward Washington State’s geriatric mental health specialist certification requirements
  • Six hours of continuing education in ethics that count toward Washington State’s biennial health care professional credentialing requirements
  • Blended learning experience that combines classroom and online components
  • Guest lecturers from the field
Who Should Apply
  • Social workers, mental health professionals, clinicians, and professional caregivers with formal training in the mental health field who work with or aspire to focus on older adults
Gain in-depth knowledge of behavioral health issues associated with normal and pathological aging. Learn methods used in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and serious mental illness in older adults. Increase your understanding of dementia and other cognitive impairments. Enhance your ability to support clients and their families by studying topics such as grief and loss, Medicare and Medicaid, guardianship, aging in place and palliative care.
Key Outcome
You will expand your knowledge of the medical and sociological issues facing older adults and strengthen your ability to support clients and their families.
Sections
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2014  Details Details Downtown Seattle 4621
Course Dates Days Instructor
Aging & Mental Health Issues: Diagnosing & Treatment Oct 3 - Dec 5, 2014 F Crozier
Cognitive Impairment & the Dementias Jan 9 - Mar 6, 2015 F Ryan
Geriatric Systems of Care Apr 3 - Jun 5, 2015 F Jensen
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