Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Mental Illness (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course explores the unique needs and challenges of older adults with serious mental illness and provides an overview of evidence-based psychosocial interventions.  Five interventions are examined including Assertive Community Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training, Functional Adaptation Skills Training, Integrated Illness Management and Recovery, and Helping Older People Experience Success.  The course offers guidance for selecting and implementing evidence-based practices.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Course Reading:  Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness Chapters 1-3

Publisher:  SAMHSA

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by exploring psychosocial interventions for older adults with serious mental illness.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the unique needs and challenges of older adults with SMI.  Give an example of an evidence-based psychosocial intervention for older adults with serious mental illness.   Describe the 4Ms Framework for Adults with Serious Mental Illness.

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1: Chapter 1//  Older adults with SMI are _________ likely than those without SMI to reside in an institutional setting.
 
 
2: For people with SMI, many challenges of aging begin at _________ and older.
 
 
 
 
3: According to the NSDUH, in 2019, among adults aged 50 and older with SMI, one-quarter
 
 
 
 
4: Which of the following describes a public or private nonprofit agency designated by the state to address the needs and concerns of all older people at the regional and local levels?
 
 
 
 
5: Psychosis in older adults is often a symptom of another primary disorder, such as
 
 
 
 
 
6: PASRR is a federal requirement to ensure individuals do not transition inappropriately to
 
 
 
 
7: Which psychosocial intervention for SMI in older adults typically involves a team of professionals that actively engages a person in the improved management of their symptoms, with the aim of increasing their daily functioning and quality of life?
 
 
 
 
8: Which psychosocial intervention for SMI in older adults blends medical care and behavioral health care to encourage communication among providers and the patient, improve and ease care access, and better the patient's overall health and quality fo life?
 
 
 
 
9: Chapter 2//  Which of the following is a team-based model that consists of a multi-disciplinary team working together to support adults with SMI?
 
 
 
 
 
10: Which of the following is a treatment integrating cognitive behavioral therapy and social skills training to address the needs of older adults with schizophrenia?
 
 
 
 
 
11: Chapter 3// A way of providing health care that is guided by thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise describes
 
 
 
 
12: Which of the following is not one of the 4Ms in the 4Ms Framework for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness?
 
 
 
 
 
13: The extent to which a practitioner adheres to the core components of the practice describes
 
 
 
 
14: Initially, high fidelity fo the practice can diminish, even after only a few ___________ following implementation.
 
 
 
15: An intervention or implementation strategy may need to be adapted for use in groups with different
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.