Date: Friday, November 13, 2015   Time: 8:30-12:30 PM. Brunch will be served.

Place: The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus (Wilentz Residence building) 360 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Presenter: Dr. Irit Felsen, Ph.D, NJ Licensed Psychologist

Course Outline:

Posttraumatic symptoms in elderly vs. younger generation – 50 minutes
Sensitivity to under-diagnosed posttraumatic disorders – 50 minutes
The dangers of unintentional dehumanization – 30 minutes
Best practices for treatment of posttraumatic reactions – 50 minutes
Evaluation Period – 15 minutes


  • Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly population
  • Complicated adaptation to aging and end-of-life issues due to prior trauma
  • Simple and pragmatic ways to counter dehumanizing processes
  • Approaches to the treatment and management of trauma-related behaviors in the elderly

Target Audience: entry, immediate, and advance social workers who work in geriatric settings. Certificates will be distributed at the end of class upon completion of written course evaluations. Request for special accommodations, ADA, and for information about continuing education credits for social workers, please contact Toby Ehrlich (732) 568-1155.

Any issues regarding this course, please call Toby Ehrlich at (732) 568-1155.

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