February 9, 2022
Presented by Janet Yang, PhD, ABPP
Later life can often be a time of many different losses, such as loss of friends or loved one, loss of physical functioning and/or health, loss of cognitive acuity, and loss of status. When clients have experienced several of these, it can present challenges to mental health professionals as to how to encourage improved mood and mental health, when interpersonal, physical, social, and financial resources are narrowed. This training will present several approaches within mental health interventions that can help older adults with mental illness who are facing challenges of aging and loss. Dr. Victor Frankl wrote about the importance of developing meaning in life, particularly when faced with seemingly overwhelming difficulties.