Date & Time: March 1, 2022
Location: Virtual

In this 4-day program, offering 12 hours of continuing education, learners will gain knowledge of geriatric mental health challenges, including social isolation, depression, suicide, anxiety, hoarding and substance abuse.

With Daniel B. Kaplan, Ph.D., LICSW, LMSW, CSW-G, QDCS

CEs: 12
Cost: $285

Time: 9:00 – 12:00pm
Location: Virtual

Learn more about receiving your Postgraduate Certificate Program in Mental Health and Aging.

Relevant interventions and practices will be recommended to build capacity for meeting the mental health needs of older adults. Learners will be engaged to understand significant historical and contemporary issues and problems facing older adults, with attention to the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexual orientation, religion, and physical and mental disability. Additionally, learners will receive comprehensive information about the risks, warning signs, impacts and interventions for elder neglect, abuse and exploitation.

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Tuesday, March 1st and 8th: Geriatric Mental Illness

Students will understand the clinical practice implications of:

  • social isolation in the elderly
  • geriatric depression
  • elder suicide
  • geriatric anxiety
  • hoarding behavior among older adults
  • substance abuse among older adults

Tuesday, March 22nd and March 29th: Populations at Risk

Students will understand the clinical practice implications of:

  • gender and sexuality on health and mental health in older adults
  • race and ethnicity on health and mental health in older adults
  • intellectual ability, physical ability, and religiosity and spirituality on health and mental health in older adults
  • neglect and emotional abuse of older adults
  • physical and sexual abuse of older adults
  • financial exploitation of older adults

About the Speakers

Daniel B. Kaplan, Ph.D., LICSW, LMSW, CSW-G, QDCS, is a gerontological clinical social worker with expertise in mental and neurological disorders. He is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work. His research includes intervention studies and workforce development initiatives to optimize services, clinical interventions and supportive environments for older adults with mental and neurological disorders living in the community. Dr. Kaplan is Co-Investigator for the John A. Hartford Foundation-funded NASW Supervisory Leaders in Aging initiative. He is the former National Director of Social Services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Dr. Kaplan holds clinical social work licensure in New York and Massachusetts, as well as an NASW certification in advanced gerontological clinical social work. He earned his doctorate at Columbia University and then held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the NIMH Geriatric Mental Health Services Research Program at the Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • OASAS CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Assistant Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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