Understanding and Improving Relationships in Later Life
Presented by Donna Gapas, LCSW
Relationships in older adults are varied, rich and complex. The quality of these releationships has an enormous impact on the coping ability of clients and their caregivers. Providers of treatment are often drawn into interpersonal dynamics that evolve from complex family histories and depleted caregivers.
In this workshop, aging trends, developmental theories, and treatment issues related to later life relationships will be explored. Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of these dynamics on the care of clients in community and medically based-settings. Solutions to assisting clients and their family members in their interactions with one another while they face treatment issues, illness, addiction, death, grief and loss will be offered. Opportunities to assist clients who are seeking peace and resolution in their relationships will also be discussed.
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Continuing Education Hours: 5 for Social Workers, LPCs and MFTs only.
To register, visit www.socialwork.rutgers.edu/ce or call 848-932-8758.