Aging and Working with Older Adults: An Introduction | OA Track, Mental Health Institute

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.


This workshop will introduce a developmental model of aging including an overview of normal and abnormal changes due to aging, issues unique to aging, cultural views on aging and life changes, and social considerations with aging through the use of case studies and other interactive elements. 

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 9-11am PT

See more in the Older Adults (OA) Track HERE



Brenna Renn, PhD 

Image of Brenna RenBrenna Renn, PhD (she/her) is a clinical geropsychologist (a psychologist who specializes in older adulthood), an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an affiliate researcher with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on improving access to and utilization of mental health care, particularly in the context of depression, cognitive impairment, and chronic disease. She is core faculty in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UNLV, where she teaches foundational courses, provides clinical supervision, and mentors PhD students as director of the UNLV TREATment lab. Dr. Renn earned her PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis in geropsychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, completed her psychology internship in geriatric mental health and health psychology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric mental health services research at the University of Washington. She is passionate about equipping mental health care providers to work with older adults and in interprofessional team and integrated care settings. As such, she serves as an interprofessional education consultant on a HRSA Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant and co-leads a university-wide annual training in interprofessional education and practice for graduate students across nine healthcare disciplines at UNLV.


Brittany Mosser, MSW, LICSW 

Brittany Mosser

Brittany Mosser, MSW, LICSW is a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with older adults and their families, including those impacted by Alzheimer’s, medically complex older adults, and residents in sub-acute health care settings. Brittany is an expert in the delivery of evidence-based psychosocial treatments with older adults and caregivers, and has trained and supervised mental health providers in numerous EBPIs. In her current role, Brittany manages a broad range of research studies at the University of Washington focusing on delivery and implementation of EBPIs, digital mental health, and large-scale remote research. She earned her BA from Middlebury College and MSW from the University of Maryland. Brittany is interested in improving access to evidence-based treatments through increased training opportunities, engaging a variety of treatment providers, modified treatments, and digital health applications.







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Starts: Mar 20, 2023 9:00 am
Ends: Mar 20, 2023 11:00 am
Registration Deadline
March 20, 2023
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