Depression in Older Adults: Treatment Guidelines (2 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Department of Health and Human Services
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course provides practitioners with strategies for providing effective and appropriate care to older adults with depression. Course includes how to screen for, assess and diagnose depression, select an appropriate treatment, deliver care, and evaluate outcomes. It also describes how practitioners can participate in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs).
- Explain clinical reminders for working with older adults.
- Review screening, assessing and diagnosing depression in older adults.
- Describe characteristics of evidence based practices and the application of these practices to the treatment of depression in older adults.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.