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Age is Only a Number: Evidence-Based Interventions Designed for Older People with Serious Mental Illness(SMI)

August 9, 2022 / 1:00 pm
@ OnlineDirections

Age is Only a Number: Evidence-Based Interventions Designed for Older People with Serious Mental Illness(SMI)

Join Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence  on Tuesday, August 9, from 1p.m.-3p.m. (Central)

Most psychosocial interventions for people with serious mental illness (SMI) were designed to enhance functioning among young or middle-aged adults.  However, in the early 2000’s, in anticipation of the aging of the baby boomer generation, several interventions were developed to address the needs of older adults with SMI.  An overview of these interventions will be presented, with special attention to two psychosocial programs developed by the presenter: an illness self-management program that teaches older people how mental and physical health are related and how to manage them better together; and a manualized program that provides training in a broad array of skills, including basic communication, healthy lifestyle, intimacy and dating, leisure, friendship, and medication self-management. The presentation is open to the public. Behavioral health professionals who attend may apply for 2 CEUs.

Please see our CEU Guidelines 

Register in advance for this event here.