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9am-12pm Program

Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults: A Clinical and Spiritual Perspective

Depression and anxiety in older adults often arises in the context of loss: from loss of loved ones, to loss of health and independence, to the contemplation of one's own death. Clinicians working with older adults may overlook the spiritual dimension - broadly defined - that can be a component of depression and anxiety. This session will incorporate both clinical intervention strategies and the spiritual components involved in addressing depression and anxiety, with particular attention to the meaning-making process in late life. Case-based discussion will be integrated throughout the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how depression and anxiety may present in older adults.
  • Describe the spiritual dimensions of depression and anxiety.
  • Understand the role of a chaplain and know when and how to partner with spiritual care providers.
  • Identify spiritual and clinical frameworks for addressing depression and anxiety in older adults, particularly as they relate to the meaning-making process in late life.

Sharon Dornberg-Lee,
LCSW, CJE SeniorLife
Rabbi Michelle Stern, CJE Senior Life

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$20 for program.
Payment is at the door.

3.0 CEUs:
This session satisfies State of Illinois licensing requirements for continuing education in Cultural Competency.

- No additional CEU fee for Social Work/Counseling.


This session is sponsored by the Jewish Healing Network.


Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Training for Professionals 3.0 CEUs

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