Elder Care: Addressing Issues of Mindfulness and Spirituality in Counseling

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Date Nov 25, 2014
Time 02:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
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It’s not if, but when you will face issues of spirituality in elder care. Dr. Bordisso provides guidelines for handling these moments with sensitivity.

Full Description:
Spiritual or religious issues often surface during the course of clinical care of elder consumers. With specific spiritual clinical tools and frame of reference, behavioral health professionals can assess and address spirituality, mindfulness, and religious issues with the level of professionalism that these topics require. 

This webinar gives care providers a framework by which to respond to existential, spiritual, and/or religious issues. Participants enhance their skills for discerning healthy vs. unhealthy religious practices, identifying personality disorders that emanate from distorted beliefs, and communicating with clients about issues and crises that arise in later life. Dr. Lou Bordisso draws on both personal and professional experience to introduce guidelines and strategies that allow the clinician to broach these sensitive topics in an effective manner.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Recognize the difference between spirituality and religion
Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy spiritual and religious practices
Identify the relationship between personality disorders and religious beliefs
Integrate spiritual care assessments and developmental elder care themes into therapy
Describe mindfulness as a spiritual practice

Your Presenter:
LOU BORDISSO, MA, M.Div., Ed.D, LMFT, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at the age of 56. A licensed marriage and family therapist for more than 25 years, Dr. Bordisso maintains a limited private practice providing psychotherapy, pastoral counseling, and spiritual care. Prior to his retirement, he was a hospice spiritual care chaplain. As a member of the 2011-2012 Early-Stage Advisory Group for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Bordisso is a national speaker and media representative. In addition to his local and national Alzheimer's commissions, the California Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed him as an Alzheimer's advisor for the Department of Aging. Dr. Bordisso facilitates seminars and workshops about mindful and spiritual living with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Hospice Care Professionals, Dementia Care Specialists, Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Unit Personnel


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