Treating Trauma and PTSD in Older Adults: Uncovering and Healing a Lifetime of Experiences

Older adults, generally defined as those over 65 years of age, carry with them a lifetime of experiences from achieving personal milestones to memorable family occasions to significant events in history. While many can look back and reflect on how these moments shaped their character into who they are today, some of the more adverse experiences can be categorized as trauma, the likes of which have been the root of behavioral concerns and negative patterns. Although approximately 90% of older adults have experienced some form of trauma in their lives, many will not work through their experien...Read moreces, especially if they minimize it or if it happened a long time ago. This webinar will define how trauma and PTSD presents in an older adult, including symptomatic indicators and common co-occurring conditions. We will provide effective screening tools to uncover trauma/PTSD and share treatment modalities that have proven to be successful with this population. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Define three types of trauma, as well as PTSD, and their prevalence among the older adult population.
  • List effective screening tools and measurements for older adults who are experiencing trauma or PTSD.
  • Identify six effective therapies used to treat trauma and PTSD in older adults.
  • Explain the benefits of seeking treatment for substance use disorder or other mental health conditions for the older adult and the family.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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