Webinar Registration by May 21, 2018: Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 training contact hours
This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
Over the last decade there has been increasing evidence to support the tragic effect that trauma can have in our lives. Although much of this research has explored the impact of trauma on the lives of military service personnel, children, and sexual assault survivors there is mounting evidence that supports the disheartening reality of traumatic effects on older adults. This training will highlight the effects that trauma can have on older adults. An overview of the recent changes in the diagnostic criteria of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be offered with specific focus on how these diagnostic principles apply to the aging population. Diagnostic indicators and appropriate assessment will further be discussed to empower professionals when serving this population. Specific strategies will be provided to assist social service professionals in advocating for competent services to empower this population.
Who Should Attend: Service Coordinator (elderly, disabled)
1. Discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its impact on older adults
2. Describe symptoms commonly associated with older adults who have confronted traumatic experiences
3. Recognize the neurobiological consequences of trauma
4. Identify strategies and evidenced-based treatment options
About the Presenter
Dr. Brian L. Bethel is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC III), and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Bethel earned his PhD. In Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University where he also earned dual Master’s degrees in Clinical Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. With over twenty years of clinical practice, Dr. Bethel brings a diversity of strengths to his clinical practice. As the founder and director of Interplay Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC. Dr. Bethel operates a private counseling practice and provides educational services to community organizations. He has dedicated much of his professional career to working with individuals impacted by trauma and continues as a mental health clinician for a Child Advocacy Center that serves children and families across southern and southeastern, Ohio.
In addition to his counseling practices, Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant. He has provided consultation services to various schools, social service agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Brian serves as an independent trainer and consultant with the Ohio Human Services Training System and the Ohio Child Welfare Program where he was recognized for his training excellence as a recipient of both the “Rising Star” award in 2007 and the “Linda Pope” award in 2014. Dr. Bethel is a frequent presented at professional conferences and is recognized as an innovative, an exciting presenter on a local, state, national, and international level.
This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):
Statutory Area: Mental Health Issues
Optional Area: Strategies for Dealing with Cognitive Impairments