Contrary to popular belief, older adults are still able to engage in sexual activity if they desire. Although uncomfortable to most, this is a very important topic that needs to be addressed with health care professionals and their clients. Oftentimes health care professionals forget that seniors are adults and have the right to engage in sexual activity. However, there are many things to consider, such as cognition, and ethical discussions that need to be conducted. This interactive program will offer insight into what seniors are looking for in later years and how to go about approaching and assessing seniors on the subject of sex and intimacy.
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Joanna Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C is a Professor in the Gerontology program at Howard County Community College, teaching both Aging and Mental Health and Social Gerontology. Also, Joanna is the Owner of Frankel Care Consulting and her focus is to guide and educate professionals, individuals and families through senior life transitions. She is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years as a director and a consultant and she has experience in mental health, end of life care, dialysis and ventilator dependent clients, dementia and advance directives. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about supervising social work licensee candidates.
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Aging and sexuality
10:30 - 10:45
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Senior sexuality and the health care professionals role.
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Understanding Asexuality, Bogaert, 2012.
What Every Mental Health Professional Needs To Know About Sex, Buehler, 2014
“Sexual Activity Patterns Before Myocardial Infarction and Risk of Subsequent Cardiovascular Adverse Events” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Rothenbacher, et.al., 2015.
Hooyman, N. R., & Kiyak, H. A. (2018). Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective, tenth edition. Boston: Pearson.
Aging and Mental Health, Second Edition. Segal, D. L., Qualis, S. H., & Smyer, M. A. (2011). Aging and mental health (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Fee & Registration:
Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 9, 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.
*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee
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