Psychotherapy with Older Adults & Clinical Applications is a two (2) year-certification program. The training offers a series of six (6) weekend conferences, three (3) each year, to help professionals stay current in their work with aging adults and their families. These conferences will provide important knowledge and skills to better serve a multi-cultural aging adult population in a wide range of settings.
The Washington School of Psychiatry’s certificate training program, Psychotherapy for Older Adults & Clinical Applications, offers a series of 6 weekend conferences to help professionals stay current in their work with aging adults and their families. These conferences will provide important knowledge and skills to better serve the aging adult population in a wide range of settings. This longest life stage and its phases requires specialized training.
Six weekend conferences offer interactive, didactic and experiential learning based on theory and research. Strategies for communicating effectively in difficult situations are woven throughout the conferences. Participation in the conferences is open to professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in working with aging adults.
Students will learn about current assessment and treatment methods with special attention to treatment and health care from an intrapsychic, interpersonal and systems framework. Previous work serving aging adults is not a pre-requisite.
There are two options for participation:
It is possible to register for multiple conferences. All participants receive continuing education credits for each conference. Participants who attend all six conferences and supervision receive a Program Certificate at the end of six conferences. Conference content includes didactic, experiential and case discussion.
All conferences take place at the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 200016; Tel: 202. 237. 2700. The conferences are held on Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, unless stated otherwise on the brochure for each conference.
Schedule subject to change. Conference dates to be determined.
1 credit will be awarded for each conference hour. There may be some schedule variation in the weekends. Generally, there are 12 credit hours in each two-day conferences.
Tybe Diamond, MSW
Psychotherapy with Older Adults & Clinical Applications training program is not currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The training program is open to gerontologists, psychiatrists, medical residents, psychologists, geriatric care managers, social workers, nurses, counselors, geriatric administrators, chaplains and other health care professionals interested in working with older adults. Previous work serving aging adults is not a pre-requisite.
Participants in the two-year certificate program: $2000 total, $1000 due each year.
Fees for individual conferences will be $360 per weekend.
The $50 application fee is nonrefundable.
Limited scholarship money may be available, based on need and merit. A scholarship application is on the wspdc.org website. Contact the Chair for more information and scholarship information.
Monthly individual or small group supervision from September - March is required for Certificate Program students during each year. Supervision fees are additional to tuition and are $75.00 for an individual session of 45 min. and $50.00 for a 3-person, small group session of 90 min. Individuals choosing the Certificate Program option will be given a list of faculty members who provide supervision. A participant can choose whomever they wish.
Tybe Diamond, MSW (Chair)
Faculty & Steering Committee:
Estelle Berley, MSW
Kathryn Chefetz, MSW
Joseph A. Izzo, MA, LICSW
Annemarie Russell, MSW, MPH
George Saiger, MD
Margo Silberstein, EdD
Joan Medway, MSW, Ph.D.
Yara Moustafa, Ph.D., MD
Reginald Nettles, Ph.D.
Martha Ozer, Ph.D.
Irene Jackson-Brown, Ph.D. CSA,CMC,CDP
Each weekend will have a brochure. Guest lecturers who are experts in their area of study will be identified in the brochure that will be posted on the Events web page 2.5 months in advance of the conference.
The Washington School of Psychiatry
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20016-4118
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The Meyer Treatment Center provides low cost access to mental health services. It is an out-of-network facility for insurance purposes.
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