THE STUDY OF AGING & CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
A two-year certificate program
Tybe Diamond, MSW, Chair
The Washington School of Psychiatry’s Center on the Study on Aging offers a series of 6 weekend conferences to help professionals stay current in their work with aging adults and their families.
These conferences will provide important knowledge and skills to better serve the aging adult population in a wide range of settings. This longest life stage and its phases requires specialized training.
Six weekend conferences offer interactive, didactic and experiential learning based on theory and research. Content area include clinical person-centered approaches such as individual, couples, family and expressive therapy; medical; legal and ethical considerations; cognitive impairment; gender and sexuality; cultural competence; diversity and spirituality. Strategies for communicating effectively in difficult situations are woven throughout the conferences.
Participation in the conferences is open to professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in working with aging adults. Previous work serving aging adults is not a pre-requisite.
There are two levels of participation:
- Certificate program wherein participants attend the entire cycle of six conferences and belong to the same small group throughout all six conferences.
- Single-conferences wherein participants attend on a per conference basis and are assigned to a small group formed only for that particular conference.
Participants receive continuing education credits for each conference. Participants who attend all six conferences receive a Program Completion Certificate at the end of six conferences. Registration for individual conferences will be opened as the dates come near.
All conferences take place at the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 200016; Tel: 202. 237. 2700.
The conferences are held on Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.
September 15 & 16, 2018
December 15 & 16, 2018
March 16 & 17, 2019
September 14 & 15, 2019
December 14 & 15, 2019
March 14 & 15, 2020
The deadline for applications to the two-year program is September 1.
Annual tuition for the series is $1000. Tuition will be billed each year.
The registration fee for individual conferences will be $360.
For additional information call Tybe Diamond, Program Chair, at 202-966-1381 or
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Chefetz, MSW
Tybe Diamond, MSW, Chair
Joe Izzo, MA, LIC
Aleksandra Parpura, MD, PhD
George Saiger, MD
Venus Masselam, PhD
Lenore Pomerance, MSW
Annemarie Russell, MSW, MPH
Margo Silberstein, EdD
Steering Committee (All the faculty above and)
Estelle Berley, MSW
Mary Welker, MSW
Bill Amt, MSW
Ellen K. Baker, Ph.D.
Monica Callahan, Ph.D. ,TEP
Winston Gooden, Ph.D
Peggy Osna Heller, PhD, LCSW-C, PTR
Linda Hill, MSW
Flora Ingenhousz, MSW
Joe Izzo, MSW
Barbara Kane, MSW
Wendi R Kaplan, LCSW, CPT-MS
Miriam Kelty, PhD
Ron M. Landsman, LLB
Barry McCarthy, PhD
Wendy Miller, Ph.D, ATR-BC, LPC
Reginald Nettles, Ph.D
Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, LPC, BC-DMT
Erin Potash, MA, ATR-BC
Melinda Salzman, MSW
Jackie Sargent, MA, ATR
Ruth Shea, MSW
Michelle Sheahan,MA, MSW
Ronald Smith, MD
Tally Tripp , MA, MSW, LICSW, ATR-BC
Merry Urbia, MSW, ATR
Susan Walker, MA
WSP has very limited scholarship funds. However we will try to help students with a payment plan and scholarship where possible.