This PowerPoint of a field instructor training workshop offers continuing education in the form of a half-day presentation and is designed to enhance and expand the skill levels of field supervisors. Learning for effective clinical work with older adults includes information related to: identification of changes related to physiology of normal aging, components of the presentation of depression, presentation of dementia, assessment of functionality and cognition in older adults, social attitudes, successful aging, ageism, aging well, motivations, generativity, the brain, and sexual function.
Competencies Addressed in This Module:
- Application of concepts, theories, and research of biological, psychological, and social aging to social work assessment and intervention.
- Application of knowledge of complex situations and skills to making differential diagnosis and intervention with and on behalf of older adults.