Category: General Geriatric Mental Health Specialists Workshop: Working with Diverse Older Adults

Geriatric Mental Health Specialists Workshop: Working with Diverse Older Adults

July 7, 2021


Working with Diverse Older Adults

  • Wednesday, July 7th
  • Morning (9 AM- 2 PM): LGBTQ Issues and Aging
    • Instructor: Katherine Walter, MSW, LICSW, CSW-G
  • Afternoon (2 PM- 4 PM): Cultural Aspects of working with Older Immigrant Chinese Americans through a Case Based Approach
    • Instructors: Alan J Chun, MD & Chang Liu, Ph.D., MSW, LISW
  • The morning session will provide participants with a greater understanding of the diversity within the LGBTQ experience and how aging impacts this experience. We will discuss aging while gay, internalized homophobia, coming out later in life, and what the challenges might be. The course will also look at the specific areas of consideration for therapy and counseling. In the afternoon, participants will dive into a case-based presentation and interactive discussion on the cultural aspects of working with the older immigrant Chinese American population. This will focus particularly on issues of mental illness, informed consent, and end-of-life care. These cultural approaches may have relevance when working cross culturally with other Asian American populations.
  • CEUS APPROVED: 6 Continuing Education credits for social workers, mental health clinicians and marriage and family counselors.  Case managers and other service providers are also welcome to attend.
  • 6 HOURS: This class will be held on Zoom. The class starts promptly at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm.
  • COST: $115 for the class. You can sign up for these workshop here:

If online payment doesn’t work for you, please email to sign-up and coordinate an alternative payment method.

If you have questions about classes prior to signing up, or are interested in teaching a workshopplease contact Maia McCoy at (206) 727-6258 or via email at She will be working with Robin Nelson, LICSW, GMHS who is the clinical supervisor for the GRAT team.

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