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TRAINING: 6th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference Community Based Care in Geriatric Mental Health

June 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25 – $120

The course directors are pleased to present our Deborah Brodine, the President and Chief Executive of UPMC Community Provider Services, which encompasses all of the Health System’s post-acute, and community-based service offerings as our keynote speaker.

 This conference will address challenges and opportunities in providing behavioral health services in the community for aging population.  Designed specifically for staff of aging and behavioral health providers, (including front-line workers, therapists and clinicians), as well as caregivers, sessions will teach tangible, concrete skills to address substance abuse issues. Opportunity to network with other professionals will be made available.

WELCOME – LalithKumar K. Solai, MD

KEYNOTE – Community Based Care of Geriatric Issues: Challenges and Opportunities

                        Deborah Brodine, MHA, MBA; President, UPMC Community Provider Services

Substance Abuse in Aging Population – Michael Pasternak, MSW, LCSW

Living at Home; Staying at Home – Missy Sovak, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Who is Going to Take Care of Me When I am Old?

Geriatric Mental Health Education of Primary Care PhysiciansEllen Whyte, MD; Marcia Kollar, RN, MSN, CS   

Addressing LGBT Issues in Aging PopulationAmy Shanahan, MS, CADC ; Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD

Please visit http://www.yftipa.org/pages/western-psychiatric-institute-and-clinic-office-of-education-and-regional-programming-oerp for a complete brochure and registration form. For additional information, contact Nancy Mundy at 412.204.9090 or e-mail her at mundynl@upmc.edu.


June 23, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25 – $120



Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.