Engaging Older Adults in Mental Health Care | 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.


Clinical skills and techniques commonly used with populations across the lifespan are required for work with older adults, often with adaptation to meet the unique needs of elders. Through the use of case studies and hands on exercises, this workshop engages attendees in assessment, treatment planning, development of behavioral support and crisis intervention plans using adapted clinical skills. Pharmacological considerations for older adults will also be discussed. 

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 2-4:30pm PT

See more in the Older Adults (OA) track HERE 



Patrick Raue, PhD 

Patrick Raue

Patrick J. Raue, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1995.Dr. Raue conducts NIMH-supported research on training non-specialists in behavioral interventions; patient preferences and shared decision-making approaches for depression; and the effectiveness of psychotherapy for older adults.Dr. Raue is Associate Director for Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions at the AIMS Center, and Director of the National Network of PST Clinicians, Trainers & Researchers. In these roles, he develops and leads implementation and training programs in a variety of behavioral health interventions.Dr. Raue’s clinical expertise includes the identification and management of mental health conditions in community and medical settings, including primary care and home health care.



Patricia Areán, PhD 

Patricia Arean

Patricia Areán is a professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and also is a clinical psychologist. Dr. Areán is a leading behavioral scientist, with an expertise cross-cultural mental health, geriatric psychology, assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety, the use of Human Centered Design for adapting psychosocial interventions and in the use of technology to conduct surveys, user experience research and clinical trials to scale. She is currently co-director of the NIMH funded ALACRITY Center and directs the CREATIV and the MHATS Digital Laboratories at the University of Washington. Dr. Areán has published on the recognition and treatment of depression and anxiety, methods for recruiting and retaining large and representative numbers of adults into longitudinal research, and acceptability of using digital methods for the purpose of screening and treating mental illnesses.




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Starts: Apr 17, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: Apr 17, 2023 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 17, 2023
Event Type
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