En Route to "Old": Navigating the Years between 60 and 80

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Conference Coordinator & Presenter: Erlene Rosowsky, PsyD
Presenters: David Ekerdt, PhD; Kate King, PsyD; & David Haddad, EdD

This day-long program addresses the years of "becoming" an older adult. The presentations will address retirement and downsizing one's life and finding the self and new meaning after retirement; Coping with the expectable challenges of aging; finding Creativity in the post-work years; and examining the Long married/partnered relationship and the foci of couple therapy in later life.

Specific learning objectives:

Evaluate optimal strategies for downsizing the ‘material convoy’ during residential relocation

Describe potential benefits and challenges of bringing creative arts to older adults.

Describe novel arts interventions used with older adults.

Explain how creativity develops and changes across the lifespan.

Identify how social and political discourse shape our understanding of what it means to be old.

Explain how Appreciative Inquiry might be used to identify effective coping strategies for coping with the challenges of aging.

Describe the relationship between the cultivation of character strengths and learning to be old.

Theorize possessions in a life course framework as a "material convoy."

View possessions as a form of the extended selves, and ways in which change in one prefigures change in the other.

Examine possessions as a form of the extended selves, and ways in which change in one prefigures change in the other

Program Code: A619
Credits: 6
Fees: $130 for CE credits; $65 for no CE credits
Lunch will be included.

Details

  • When

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • William James College
    1 Wells Avenue
    Newton, Massachusetts 02459
    USA
    617-244-1682

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