“CREATING MEANING IN LATER LIFE”
PRESENTER: Janet Yang, Ph.D., ABPP
Janet Yang PhD – a psychologist in the Los Angeles area, specializes in the issues of aging.
NEW LOCATION: PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION, 795 EL CAMINO REAL, PALO ALTO – PARKING UNDERGROUND –MEETING ON 3RD FLOOR NEXT TO THE CAFÉ.
TIME: 12 NOON TO 2PM
CEU: 1.5 CEU FOR MEMBERS AT NO CHARGE. $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS – LCSW, MFT AND LPCC.
VIRGINIA FREDERICK LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESENTATION SUMMARY: This presentation will discuss a number of approaches within mental health interventions that can help older adults who are facing challenges in aging. Victor Frankl wrote about the importance of developing meaning in life, particularly when faced with seemingly overwhelming difficulties. The presentation will discuss ways in which meaning can be developed, including: a process of self-discovery, such as life review (e.g., Erik Erikson), finishing unfinished business (Hargrave & Anderson), facing existential issues & grappling with the finitude of life, developing or re-finding a spiritual life, and much more.
Coordinators: Virginia Frederick LCSW (650-324-8988) Joan Berman LCSW (650-322-5102)
Future Presentations – February 19 - Leah Reider LCSW and Joan Berman LCSW – “Working with High Conflict Divorce Families,” and March 18 – Greg Merrill LCSW – “Current Status of Clinical Social Work,” April 15 – TBA, May 20 - TBA
All meetings are held at our NEW LOCATION – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The meeting room is on the third floor next to the café. Parking below the building is available and free. Take the main elevator. Meeting time is 12:00 – 2:00PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15PM following announcements. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs per meeting as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Members earn credits at no cost. Credits for non-members are $15 per meeting. For additional information call either of the Coordinators – Virginia Frederick LCSW (650-324-8988) or Joan Berman LCSW (650-322-5102).