Psychology of Aging (Johns Hopkins Univ., Certificate on Aging required course)

Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus
Johns-Hopkins - Homewood, Baltimore, MD, USA

Start Time
09/18/2017 6:30 pm
End Time
12/04/2017 8:30 pm

Psychology of Aging (COA required course)

Since the 1920s the demographic of Americans aged over 65 has risen from 6% to13% of our population, making it increasingly crucial to understand the unique psychological and cognitive challenges experienced in older adulthood. Within the framework of lifespan developmental, this course examines the important psychological changes that occur within the last third of life. The first section provides an overview of normal healthy aging and the psychological, physical, and social factors that accompany this process; topics include changes in memory, personality, intelligence and emotion processing in older adulthood and the societal and interpersonal context within which these changes occur. The second section focuses on psychological adjustments, lifestyle, sexuality, work and retirement. The final section addresses the conditions that affect older people, including psychiatric and neurologic states, age-related chronic pain, and end of life concerns of death and dying.

Donna Kane, M.A., C.T., Community Liaison for the Access Division of Jewish Community Services, develops and leads workshops on Resiliency and Aging, the Sandwich Generation and on the Psychological and Social Issues Impacting Seniors. She also counsels individuals and families on end of life and bereavement issues ranging from loss of spouses, parents, siblings and children. During her nine years of grief work, she has supported those touched by the different facets of age related losses, as well as those struggling with grief from the death of a loved one. Donna holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University and a certification in bereavement work through the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

916.202.01 Homewood Campus
$350 (20 hours) 10 sessions

Mon., Sept. 18-Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  No class Oct. 9 or Nov. 27.

This course is approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for 20 hours of category A CEU's and 20 hours of Category 1 credit as defined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.  

Certificate on Aging (COA) courses may be taken individually or as part of the JHU Certificate on Aging Program. 

Register online or call 410-516-8516.

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