Legal and Clinical Issues With Elders
Instructor: Adam D. Alban, PhD, JD
High Resolution Video and Downloadable Slides
Approved for 2 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills requirements for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs
Two Hours CE Credit!
This 2-hour course is designed to provide practitioners with an overview of some legal, ethical and clinical issues that are frequently encountered in work with older adults. Psychologist-attorney, Adam D. Alban, PhD, JD, first guides viewers through a segment on elder abuse. Subtopics within this segment include physical abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial abuse. Dr. Alban next reviews reporting mechanisms for mandatory reporters. He next provides an overview of substituted judgment, legal mechanisms whereby adults with diminishing cognitive capacities receive assistance from others. Subtopics in this segment include frequently mentioned, but often misunderstood instruments such as conservatorships, guardianships, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. This course is offered in three convenient Online and CD formats available below.
Course Goal and Objectives
Overall goal: To enhance your understanding of the various forms of elder abuse, as well as the legal mechanisms for caring for and protecting vulnerable older adults.
Objectives: Completion of the 2-hour course will enhance your ability to:
- Recognize the various forms of elder abuse, as well as how to report to the appropriate agencies.
- Understand various types of conservatorships/guardianships and how they are established.
- Understand the difference between powers of attorney and advance medical directives.
- Understand some basic steps to take when confronted with conservatorships/guardianships, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives in clinical practice.