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The Golden Years? Reframing Our Perspectives on Social Work Practice & Aging

Mother holding daughter's hand in hospital bed

February 5, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
 

OVERVIEW

The median age of the United States population has risen to 35.3 years of age in 2000, and is expected to rise to 40.7 years by 2050 (United Nations, 2002; U.S. Census Bureau, n.d. 2001). Also, by the year 2050, 94% of the global population will survive to 60 years of age (United Nations, 2002; Wan, Sengupta, Velkoff & DeBarros, 2005). Though these statistics evidence that people are living longer, these gains are not experienced equitably. Populations often served by professional social workers and mental health practitioners, i.e. people of color, women and the poor do not have the same healthy life expectancy (free of illness, disease or disability) as other privileged groups (World Health Organization, 2002). Mitigating factors, such as income and access to quality healthcare, further compounds this life expectancy. In light of these facts, it is imperative that professional social workers and licensed mental health counselors gain competence in supporting and serving older adults. This ½-day conference aims to address this need.

According to Social Work Speaks (NASW, 2008), the social work profession, with its strengths-based, person-in-environment perspective, enhances older adults’ quality of life in unique ways. With the aging of the baby boom generation, gerontological social work is a necessary and growing practice field. The National Institute on Aging (as cited in the Institute of Medicine, 2008) estimated that by 2010, between 60,000 to 70,000 social workers will be needed to provide services to an aging population. The aim of this 1/2-day conference is to address the distinct values of social work/mental health and why competence in working with older adults is a necessary and crucial element of lifelong learning for social workers and other practitioners in the 21st century. The conference supports the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans (2008) goal of expanding access for training social workers and other mental health practitioners in working with older adults.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Identify specific steps to reframe the aging process as a life-course and bio-psycho-social developmental perspective
  • Examine new and dynamic innovations in practice with older people; including mindfulness, the creative arts, Inter-Personal Therapy and evidenced-based interventions for seniors with depression
  • Grasp the importance of understanding diversity in the aging process
  • Apply these concepts and skills to their direct practice experiences
 
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenter

Roseanne M. Leipzig
Roseanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD (Keynote)
Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor
Vice Chair, Education
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $100.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $75.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $75.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $85.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $75.00
  • NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $75.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $50.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $75.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $75.00 each
  • Veterans: $50.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 4 CE contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 continuing education clock hours.

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before January 26 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before February 1 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after February 2: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497