NOTE: This event is specifically for Washington State attendees who are part of the behavioral health workforce.
This session is part of the Older Adults track of the Mental Health Institute.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Estimates suggest that 1 in 10 older adults living at home experience elder abuse. It is necessary for mental health providers to be skilled in the identification and assessment of elder abuse, adept at supporting elders experiencing abuse, and knowledgeable about support systems to protect older adults. This presentation, through the use of case studies and other interactive elements, provides attendees with the opportunity to learn and/or strengthen those skills.
Contact hours will be available for participants who attend the entire session. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620,WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.
Session is 9am-4:30pm PT
Kris Fredrickson, LICSW
Kris Fredrickson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in practice at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center in the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center and Geriatric Primary Care Services. She holds an MSW and Certificate in Geriatric Mental Health from University of WA. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the UW School of Social Work. She has worked for 19 years at the VA providing assessment, education and caregiver support around issues pertaining to Neurocognitive Disorders, complicated geriatric health/mental health conditions and psychosocial factors. Clinical work history includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services, community mental health and jail liaison. She is active as an educator, supervising social work interns from several universities and providing classes on geriatric and social work practice topics including Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation, Dementia, Delirium and Depression, PTSD and Dementia, Caring for the Caregiver, and Resistance to Care to professionals in the VA system, in community agencies. and at the UW School of Social Work.