Older Adults: Focus on New Approaches to Working with Depression

December 9th, 2013

NYU Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North
Parlor Room
New York, NY 10013

Overview:
This half-day conference will concentrate on depression and the elderly and how to best understand, reach out to, and engagement community members who experience mental health and particularly depression-related issues. The conference will concentrate on social work strategies based on current research.Participants will learn about community- and family-based models that have made a difference, and why those models have been so effective. Participants will also gain insight into the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of care for individuals and families in the community context.
 
NASW-approved CEUs: 4

CONFERENCE AGENDA

9:00 – 9:15 am      Registration
9:15 – 9:20 am    

Welcome

Tazuko Shibusawa, Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean, Professional Programs; Director, MSW Program, NYU Silver School of Social Work

9:20 – 10:00 am

Keynote: “Understanding Depression Among Older Adults” with Q&A

Amy Horowitz, Director, Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair in Social Research at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

10:00 – 11:00 am

Response Panel with Q&A

Moderator: Dina Rosenfeld, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work; Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs; Director, BS Program, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Psychiatry:  Howard Berkowitz, Director, Consultation & Emergency Psychiatry Services, Maimonides Medical Center

Policy:  Jacquelin Berman, Director of Research/Mental Health Liasion, NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Clinical Practice - Robert Tobing, Director of Program Operations, Service Program for Older People (SPOP)

11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Panel: “New Directions in Treatment” with Q&A

Moderator: Martha Gabriel, Associate Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Cultural Competency - Tazuko Shibusawa, Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean, Professional Programs; Director, MSW Program, NYU Silver School of Social Work and Duy Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Social Work; McSilver Faculty Fellow, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Hoarding:  Tara Rullo, Director, Project ORE, Educational Alliance

Program Models:  Lisa M. Furst, co-author of Depressed Older Adults    

Kinships: Families and Spirituality: Khadijah Abdul Matin, Ph.D. NY Theological Seminary; Faculty, One Spirit Interfaith Learning Alliance; Spiritual Director, International Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

12:30 – 1:00pm Concluding Remarks