Roundtable #6: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Second Half of Life - Moderated by Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP (Live)

December 7, 2024

Part of the 2024 Virtual Roundtable Series, 
Minding the Gaps: Addressing Mental Health Through the Life Cycle 

Erik Erikson outlined specific tasks associated with developmental stages across the life cycle. In Erikson’s model generativity, stagnation, ego integrity, and despair are all potential aspects of development in the second half of life. Aging brings a crisis and an opportunity to revisit and psychically rework all of Erikson’s eight stages. In this panel, three experts will examine the mental health challenges in the second half of life including: loneliness and the importance of relationships, loss of physical and cognitive capacities and adaptations to these changes, and spiritual concerns related to meaning, purpose, and approaching the end of life. A crisis may emerge when physical and cognitive health declines, when stigma increases isolation, and when persistent economic and healthcare disparities threaten the social safety net. Our three panelists will discuss these issues and ways to address mental health in later life.

Panelists:

  • Willard Ashley, MDiv, DMIN, DH, REv, SCP, NCPsyA, CGP - Psychoanalyst, Consultant, and Motivational Speaker in New Jersey
  • Nancy McWilliams, PhD - Visiting Professor Emerita at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology with a private practice in Lambertville, NJ
  • Robert Waldinger, MD - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development

 

 

 

 

Target Audience

______ Introductory                ___X___ Intermediate                ______ Advanced

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe the challenges to mental health in the second half of life.
  2. Participants will be able to identify research-based findings that support the importance of community and social connections in later life.
  3. Participants will be able to describe opportunities for sustained generativity, hope, and social roles in the second half of life.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement - Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement - Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.50 APA

    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Online live for 1.50 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

    Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.

  • 1.50 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this Online live. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2023-2/2/2026. Social workers completing this Online live will receive 1.50 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards.
  • 1.50 Contact Hours/ Participation
Course opens: 
01/17/2024
Course expires: 
01/15/2026
Event starts: 
12/07/2024 - 11:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/07/2024 - 12:30pm EST
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Moderator:

Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP, serves as the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center. In this role, she works to develop existing and new programs to support psychoanalytic education, training, scholarship, research, interdisciplinary studies, and advocacy that contribute to knowledge about human development across the lifespan and the ways identity is shaped in various sociocultural and historical contexts. Developing Riggs’ institutional archives and specialty library to contribute to scholarly research is also a significant aspect of the Erikson Institute. Applying the clinical learning available at the Austen Riggs Center to larger social contexts and problems in order to contribute to our local community and beyond by improving access to mental health care, addressing issues of stigma, collaborative care, and suicide prevention are all aspects of the Erikson Institute.

As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Tillman treats patients at the Center. And, as a researcher, she is interested in suicide prevention and post-vention.

Panelists:

  • Willard Ashley, MDiv, DMIN, DH, REv, SCP, NCPsyA, CGP - Psychoanalyst and Protestant minister
  • Nancy McWilliams, PhD - Visiting Professor Emerita at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology with a private practice in Lambertville, NJ
  • Robert Waldinger, MD - Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, author, and Zen priest

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement - Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement - Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.50 APA

    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Online live for 1.50 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

    Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.

  • 1.50 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this Online live. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2023-2/2/2026. Social workers completing this Online live will receive 1.50 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards.
  • 1.50 Contact Hours/ Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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