Barry University School of Social Work to host healthcare professionals for "Intensive Geriatric Training" on Friday, March 25
Contact: Whitney Sessa
Miami Shores, Fla. - On Friday, March 25, Barry University’s School of Social Work, in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Medicine, the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) and the Miami VA Medical Center, will host local healthcare professionals on Barry’s Miami Shores campus for the first of three “Intensive Geriatric Training” workshops focusing on clinical work with caregivers of elderly clients.
Each Friday, for three consecutive weeks, the training, which will take place at Barry’s Powers Building (Room 132), will address a specific area of caregiving with elderly clients. The main topics to be featured include "Diversity Issues in Caregiving," "When Caregiving is the Problem," and "Shades of Gray: Managing Ethical Conflicts and Dilemmas in Work with Caregivers."
Licensed healthcare professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors and family therapists, will receive 20.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for attending.
Registration information and a full schedule of each day's events and presenters are listed below.
“Intensive Geriatric Training” – March 25; April 1; April 8
Friday, March 25 - "Diversity Issues in Caregiving" (8-15 a.m. - 5 p.m.) :
(9 a.m.) "Don't Try this at Home: Engaging Spirituality and Religion as Part of Clinical Services"
(10:45 a.m.) "The Differential Impact of Culture on Caregiving"
(1:15 p.m.) Panel Discussion: "Cultural Influences on Caregiving for Older Persons"
(3:15 p.m.) "Evaluating Efforts and Initiatives to Enhance Spiritual/Religious Support"
Presented by Dr. Sharron Singleton, associate professor, and Dr. Debra Lacey, associate professor, Barry University School of Social Work
Friday, April 1 - "When Caregiving is the Problem" (8:15 - 5 p.m.):
(8:45 a.m.) "When to Take the Keys Away - From Caregiving to Care Restriction"
Presented by Dana Lupia
(10:30 a.m.) "Behavioral Health Issues Relevant to Work with Caregivers"
Presented by Stephen Ferrante, LCSW, Florida Atlantic University
(1:15 p.m.) "Caregiving and Florida Law"
Presented by Detective MaryJo Lamont, Miami-Dade Police Department
(3 p.m.) "Mom Loves Me the Most" Sibling Rivalries and other Intergenerational Dynamics in Caregiving"
Presented by Dr. Debra Lacey, associate professor, and Dr. Sharron M. Singleton, associate professor, Barry University School of Social Work
Friday, April 8: "Shades of Gray: Managing Ethical Conflicts and Dilemmas in Work with Caregivers” (8:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
(8:45 a.m.) "A Moral Framework: Social Work Values and Ethics"
Presented by Dr. Sharron M. Singleton, associate professor, and Dr. Joanne Whelley, associate professor, Barry University School of Social Work
(9:45 a.m.) "Legal Considerations in Ethical Dilemmas"
Presented by Debra Lacey, associate professor, Dr. Sharron M. Singleton, associate professor, Dr. Joanne Whelley, associate professor, and Dr. Edward Tucker, assistant professor, Barry University School of Social Work
For more information, a full schedule of events or to register, contact Mamie Brisker at 305-355-9017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration cost is $25.