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PSY9008 Aging and Long-Term Care

Course Description

This course offers an overview of mental health issues for older adults. Differential diagnosis of dementia from depression along with the impact of retirement, altered family roles, decline in social and economic status, and increased disability. The psy­chological, social, and financial aspects of long-term care are discussed. Psychodynamic treatment strategies focus on maxi­mizing quality of life and functional capacity for the elderly client, and facilitating collaboration with family, medical personnel, and caregivers. This course satisfies the BBS requirement to complete a minimum of ten hours of coursework in aging and long-term care for California licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.