2-Day Gerontology Advanced Course: Behavioral Interventions & Clinical Strategies

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Staying on the Cutting Edge of Gerontology America's older population is rapidly expanding, and the need for well-trained and proactive geriatricians is gr...
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Geoffrey W. Lane
11 Hours 29 Minutes
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Jan 26, 2018


Staying on the Cutting Edge of Gerontology

America's older population is rapidly expanding, and the need for well-trained and proactive geriatricians is growing daily. Clinicians working in eldercare need to stay abreast of new and current developments across multiple disciplines to serve our aging clients well.

Many different aspects of aging, along with appropriate treatment strategies, are explored including: normal aging, the promotion of healthy cognitive and emotional aging, aging and sexuality, spirituality and aging, and clinical and ethical issues around death, dying, and bereavement. The course focuses on problems of aging, including special considerations in geriatric assessment, and the mild and major neurocognitive disorders and how professionals can best meet the needs of these clients. The course also addresses the unique ethical issues that arise in the context of eldercare including special considerations in confidentiality, working with adult children of elders, future planning, elders at risk, safety issues and dementia care, capacity/competency, and end-of-life decision-making.  After this 2-day comprehensive course you’ll leave with increased confidence in working with your elderly clients.




  • The Multidisciplinary Field of Gerontology
  • Normal Aging
    • Cognition
    • Physical health
    • Mental health
    • Sexuality
  • Clinical strategies to promote positive aging
    • The role of midlife
    • Socialization
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
  • Gerontechnology interventions
    • Supportive systems and aging in place
      • Current technologies
      • Future horizons
    • Ethics of technology
  • Ethics, aging, and future planning
    • Spirituality
    • End of life care
    • Death, dying, and bereavement


  • Early detection: When aging is not so normal
  • Geriatric assessment: Special considerations
    • Cognitive
    • Emotional
    • Functional
  • Mild neurocognitive disorders
  • Major neurocognitive disorders
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Vascular Dementia
    • Parkinson’s
    • Lewy Body Dementia
    • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
    • Dementia
      • Clinical presentations
      • Behavioral interventions
      • Safety issues
      • Pharmacological interventions
    • Other disorders of aging
  • Risk management: Ethics, aging, and elder law
    • What clinicians need to know
    • Elders at risk: Clinical, ethical, and legal considerations
      • Confidentiality
      • Working with adult children of elders
    • Capacity/Competency
    • Dementia and end of life care across cultures
  • Current research in dementia: causes and treatments


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Geoffrey W. Lane, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified Geropsychologist (ABGERO) who has trained and practiced at nursing homes and research centers in the Veterans Health Administration, and has been staff Geropsychologist at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System’s Livermore Community Living Center for the last 10 years. Dr. Lane has worked for the Institute on Aging in San Francisco as a neuropsychological assessment consultant, and as a Neuropsychologist for the San Jose based “Rehab Without Walls.” He has a BA in Psychology from Reed College and a PhD from Palo Alto University.

Dr. Lane completed specialty geropsychology training as a predoctoral intern at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and as a geropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York State. Dr. Lane has clinical and scholarly interests in behavioral management techniques in dementia, gerontechnology, and geropsychological assessment, and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and in edited volumes. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Geoffrey Lane has an employment relationship with VA Palo Alto Healthcare System; and with Avenida, Rose Kleiner Adult Day Health Center. He is newsletter Editor-In-Chief for Psychologists in Long Term Care (PLTC). Dr. Lane receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Geoffrey Lane is a member for Psychologists in Long Term Care.