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Hear My Story: See the Invisible. Ageism Awareness Part 1, w Jenny Yen PsyD

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

This is Part 1 of Dr. Jenny Yen’s series on ageism, at Institute on Aging. 

Part 2 will be offered on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and registration for that 2nd, 60-minute part may be made at:  https://ageismawareness2ioa.eventbrite.com

It is not necessary to attend both of these trainings, but it is encouraged.

Institute on Aging welcomes you to a free, 90-minute training at 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118, presented by IOA’s own Jenny Yen, PsyD.  Continuing Education credit will be offered.

Anti-aging, ageless, and successful aging are ageist campaigns against ageing and older adults. These explicit and implicit messages have permeated and dictated our healthcare policies, societal attitudes and values, and personal relationships within our community, loved ones, and family / chosen family. Most importantly, ageism creates internal turmoil and disconnection within oneself, which affects our physical and mental health. Join in, in raising our awareness and advocacy against ageism, so we may practice living in a mindful, fulfilling, and self-accepting way.

During this training, participants will learn about ageism, implicit and explicit messages of ageism, and understand the origin of ageist attitudes toward older adults. Participants will learn about universal fears that commonly affect older adults and how to provide personalized care with older adults using person-centered, legacy, and value-driven approaches. This training will include reflective moments and activities to promote self-awareness and introspection, as well as identify cultural humility practices.

This workshop will be appropriate for all those in aging services, including: psychologists; family therapists; social workers; case managers; nurses; elder-law practitioners; fiduciaries; long-term care administrators; gerontologists, human resources professionals and family/professional caregivers.

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge about the meaning of “ageism”
  • Identify 2 implicit and explicit messages regarding ageism
  • Identify 2 universal fears about aging which are common to older adults
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of ageist models
  • Identify 1 way to practice cultural humility

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Jenny Yen, Psy.D., Training Director / Supervising Psychologist, for IOA’s Integrated Behavioral Health department.

Dr. Yen graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, then attended William James College in Boston, MA for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Geropsychology. She completed a Geropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, taking a one-year training in geriatric neuropsychological testing and capacity evaluations. Currently, she is the training director for the department of integrated behavioral health where she supervises six graduate students. She also spends time at IOA San Mateo, consulting and supporting RCFE and IOA staff in addressing challenging client behaviors which are due to dementia and psychiatric issues. She also works as a consultant at the Elder Abuse Forensic Center to support complex abuse and neglect cases.

 Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Doors to the training will open at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin on time, so please be prompt.

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions and Parking: Limited street parking around the building, in mostly 2-hour increments. Public transportation is nearby, with the Geary bus running right in front of the building.

Cost: No charge, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Continuing Education Information (1.5 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT; MCLE. Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT is an approved BBS provider, and offers CEs to  MFTs and LCSW, LPCCs and LEPs.

If you seek 1.5 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch, snack and beverages into the training, but none will be provided by IOA.

Cost: No charge, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114. This training is taking place within a fully ADA-compliant building.

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required—you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 5 working days of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate.

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Institute on Aging is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for this program. IOA maintains responsibility for the course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys (Provider #13264).

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3575 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

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