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Senior Talks: When Seniors Need Long Term Care

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May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Senior Talks is a series of workshops focusing on the process of successful aging. The following Spring 2016 workshops are primarily for professionals working with seniors; however, anyone interested in the topic is welcome.

When Seniors Need Long Term Care

Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Moving out of one’s home and into a long-term care setting can be traumatic, and caring for seniors with psychiatric disorders in a long-term care setting is challenging for staff.  In this workshop, we will discuss the challenges facing seniors who are downsizing and moving to assisted living facilities or long-term care settings, as well as challenges for staff caring for seniors in these settings.


This workshop is designed to help the participant

  1. Explore seniors’ emotional connections to their possessions.
  2. Discuss  how to use techniques such as “receptive listening” to help seniors navigate the difficult process of rightsizing, moving and settling in.
  3. Identify the challenges of staff in helping Seniors transition to long term care facilities 


Senior Talk #1: Postponed to Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Depression and Aging  


Senior Talk #2: Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Seniors and Substance Abuse



Marjorie A. Goodwin, Psya.D., PMHCNS-BC, M.S., R.N. and Christina Healy, R.N., M.A., Cert. Psya. are faculty members at BGSP. Dr. Goodwin has over 30 years experience as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. She has a special interest in working with seniors and their families as they navigate the challenges of aging. Christina Healy has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse clinician working with the senior population, including individuals with addictions and Alzheimer’s.   Alice Abraham is owner of A Tempo Senior Move LLC. She assists individuals with the daunting task of downsizing and simplifying one’s home and lifestyle while recognizing the trauma of loss and offering support during this process.


Fee:  Free or $20 Per Event for CE Credits/Clock Hours



Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) has been approved by as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 5676.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BGSP is solely offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


May 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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