Date & Time: March 9–30, 2023 9:00am – 12:00pm
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


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.

Program Details




March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30, 2023


9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ET


Virtual via Zoom


  • Regular: $285.00
  • Alumni: $228.00

Learn more about receiving your Postgraduate Certificate Program in Mental Health and Aging by contacting our Director of Continuing Education, Renee Rawcliffe, at


Thursday, March 9 and 16: 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

Thursday, March 23 and March 30: 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 Speaker

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

Daniel Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan is a gerontological clinical social worker with expertise in mental and neurological disorders, aging, and social work practice and supervision. He is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership 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, as well as studies of programs to enhance social work supervision. He is Director and Principal Investigator for the Social Work Practice Fellows program and 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 for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Credentialing Information

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.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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