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Webinar: Improving Client Mental Health to Positively Impact Abuse Resolution

October 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Improving Client Mental Health to Positively Impact Abuse Resolution


In this webinar we will discuss the implementation of mental health screening and Problem-Solving Psychotherapy (PST) into routine elder abuse services. Providing Options To Elderly Clients Together (PROTECT) is a mental health program where anxiety and depression screening and problem-solving therapy with anxiety management are integrated into elder abuse services to improve the outcomes of victims with depression and/or anxiety. The webinar will describe the methods used and the effects of the program on staff and clients.


Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Department of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College and Attending Psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

A Clinical Psychologist by training, Dr. Sirey conducts research funded from The National Institute of Mental Health and the Fan Fox & Leslie R Samuels Foundation on mental health interventions in non-mental health community settings. In collaboration with community partners, she is interested in addressing the barriers and stigma that deter adults from seeking and participating in mental health care. Dr. Sirey has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on stigma, medication adherence and engagement in mental health care.

In addition to her academic roles, Dr. Sirey is a regular reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health. She is on the Advisory Board of the Mental Health Foundation, and is a reviewer for both SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). She maintains a private practice in both White Plains NY and New York City.

There is no charge for this webinar. Sorry, CEUs are not available.


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October 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm