Aging and Positive Psychology:
Biological, Cognitive, Personality, Health, and Clinical Issues
10 CE Credits - Online Course - $99.00
Developed by Michael Brickey, Ph.D., ABPP
- NOTE: The course was substantially revised and re-titled in Feb. 2010. If you have taken this course prior to this date, you can take it again.
- The content of this course includes the entire text that comprises the Psychology of Aging and Positive Psychology online course (3 CE Credits). You CANNOT receive credit for these two courses in the same license renewal period.
CE Credits for Psychologists,
LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs & LCSWs (BBS) Social
Counselors (NBCC, NAADAC, CALPCC), Nurses (BRN) & More
This course is also offered as part of a Pre-licensing Savings Package of pre-requisite courses.
This course is also offered as part of a Certificate Program: Positive Psychology 32 CE Credits.
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GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION
Between 1900 and 2000 American life expectancy jumped from 47 to 77 years. Advances in genetic engineering, tissue engineering, stem cell therapies, nanotechnology, hormone therapies, and other fields are likely to foster a longevity revolution in which life-spans get much longer and people look and function younger at older ages. What can psychology and positive psychology teach us about how to live longer, healthier, and happier? This course uses articles and interviews with anti-aging experts to consider cognitive and personality research and clinical issues. The focus is on what helps people age better and live longer as opposed to focusing on decline and pathology. The Psychology of Aging The content is both relevant to your aging better and to helping clients age better and deal with the challenges of aging.
In this intermediate course the article on aging and positive psychology examines longevity research with an emphasis on attitudes, beliefs, and coping skills. Other articles look at particular aspects of cognition and personality in aging and at clinical issues, such as diagnostic and testing considerations, elder abuse, substance abuse, financial considerations, and rural outreach.
Often the best way to get a feel for researchers and their research is to hear them. The course includes eight unique MP3 interviews with anti-aging experts. Each interview is about 35-40 minutes long. Separate PDF files give bios and notes, as well as transcripts, for each of these interviews. Interviews with Dr. Alan Zelicoff, Dr. Duke Johnson, and Dr. Barry Sears consider what evidence-based medicine, holistic health research, and hormone research find about how to live longer and healthier lives. Dr. Ryan Niemiec examines portrayals of aging in movies from the perspective of positive psychology. Psychologist Dr. Jeff Johnson and sociologist Dr. Paula Forman, Ph.D., consider challenging life transitions for Baby Boomers. Sexologist Dr. Robert Birch shares his 30+ years of clinical experience as a sex therapist and discusses how to foster a fulfilling sex life for Boomers and seniors. John Erickson is a visionary who revolutionized retirement living, founded Retirement Living Television network (the only cable TV network devoted to seniors), and has developed remarkably effective medical services for seniors. Happiness researcher Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky shares her research on happiness and what people can do to become happier.
This course will teach psychotherapists to
- Identify how attitudes, beliefs, and coping skills impact longevity.
- Identify preventive health strategies to enhance health and longevity.
- Identify ways to improve clinical services to Baby Boomers and seniors.
- Identify how cognition tends to change with aging.
- Identify challenges in aging and how to foster happier lives.
- Identify centenarian personality traits.
- Summarize research on positive psychology and aging.
- Describe how US demographics are changing regarding aging.
- Identify emerging trends in community living for seniors.
- Identify types of dementia and dementia diagnostic and treatment concerns.
- Cognition and Personality
- Aging and Positive Psychology
- Accentuating the Positive—Why Older People Are Happier
- A Healthy Mind, a Longer Life
- Overgeneralizing the Generations--Stereotypingv
- Older Consumers Factor More Positive, Specifics into Product Choicesv
- Older and Untroubled--Positive and Negative Memories
- A Profile of Older Americans
- Clinical Issues
- Caring for Caregivers
- Testing for Impairment: Researchers are Seeking Culturally Valid Methods
- A Little Help from your Home-Supportive Technology for Seniors’ Homes
- The Forgotten Population-Serving Rural Seniors
- Substance Abuse by Older Adults
- Finances for a Long Lifetime
- Elder Abuse and Neglect
- Dementia: Hope Through Research—Diagnostic Considerations
- Unique set of interviews (MP3s) with Anti-aging experts:
- Alan Zelicoff, MD: Evidence-based Medicine and Common Harmful Medical Practices and Treatments
- Duke Johnson, MD: A Holistic Approach to Preventing Heart Disease, Cancer, and Chronic Diseases
- Barry Sears, Ph.D.: How Insulin, Hormones, and Inflammation Impact Chronic Diseases and Obesity
- Ryan Niemiec, PsyD: Positive Psychology, Movies, and Aging Well
- Jeff Johnson, Ph.D. & Paula Forman, Ph.D.: Baby Boomer Life Transitions
- Robert Birch, Ph.D.: A Fulfilling Sex Life for Boomers and Seniors
- John Erickson: A Visionary Redefines Aging and Retirement
- Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.: What Research Says About Being Happy
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