Using the Wisconsin STAR Method to Assess Late-life Mental Disorders
Learn the fundamental theory, principles, and practice of this geriatric mental-health assessment method. Uniquely adaptable to many different settings, the method enables professionals to meaningfully address daunting problems in the lives of older adults.
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What: Using the Wisconsin STAR Method to Assess Late-life Mental Disorders
When: F, Dec 5, 9am-3pm
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)
Suzanna Waters Castillo
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Understanding the complex dynamics of late-life mental illness is challenging. The Wisconsin Star Method (WSM) is an effective assessment tool that provides an in-depth view of the biological and psychosocial dynamics operating in late-life mental disorders. In this seminar learn about the WSM from Dr. Tim Howell, who teaches geriatric teams how to apply the method.
You learn to:
- Understand the theoretical basis of the WSM
- Understand the format and process of the WSM
- Apply the WSM to complex cases
- Recognize and value the treatability of mental illness among older adults