Session 8: Geropsychiatry: Anxiety, Depression, & Dementia
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- Describe how to evaluate depression and anxiety among older adults.
- Develop a treatment plan for depression and anxiety among older adults, incorporating the most recent evidence base.
- Describe how to evaluate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
- Discuss the elements of a plan to manage BPSD, including non-pharmacological interventions.
Day 1: Late-life depression & anxiety
Day 2: Behavioral & psychological symptoms of dementia
Dr. Art Walaszek is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Walaszek is Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry. He is past president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), and currently serves on the Psychiatry Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). His research focuses on public health approaches to improving the care of people with dementia. Dr. Walaszek works with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, where he is Co-Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core, and with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, where he leads the Public Health Pillar. He is the author of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and the editor of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety, both from APA Publishing. Dr. Walaszek provides care to older adults with depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health conditions, and teaches others to do the same.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and each two-day session for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals and each two-day session a maximum of 4.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Psychology CE Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful. MCW's Psychology Continuing Education Grievance Policy.
Tuition for 5-day sessions is $675. Two-day sessions are $375. Tuition for graduate and medical students and resident physicians is $400 and $215 with a letter from the training director.
Tuition for 5-day sessions will be reduced to $630, and to $350 for 2-day sessions, if received by June 1, 2022.
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Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.
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