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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what question asked to relate the Geometric Puzzle to Effie's life experiences.
-Explain what was said to compliment Marie for her success with Caps-in-a-Bowl.
-Explain what was said to help Freida identify pictures in the Reality Orientation Book.
-Name three "Approaches" suggested for Fannie.
-Explain what was to create a successful experience for Marie.
-Name three activities could you try with a resident like Mabel.
-Explain how was Scent Therapy reinforced.
-Explain what are sample Care Plan Goal starter phrases for Lillian.
-Explain what was done to communicate with Mary.
-Explain how might it be possible to counteract the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s genes. 
-Name three areas involving counseling older adults are there few or inadequate ethical guidelines that currently exist. 
-Name the four most important predictors of harm for persons with cognitive impairment living alone.
-Explain what manifestations of dementia are more responsive to behavioral and environmental intervention.
-Explain what is "pseudodementia".
-Name two advance directives are important to bring up while the patient still has decision-making capacity, as Alzheimer's disease advances.
-Name the eight intrapersonal issues older adults face near the end of life.
-Explain the theme of newer therapeutic work with older adults as past therapeutic work with older adults focused on having clients review their feelings about past negative events and relationships.
-Name the five guidelines to assist counselors in reporting suspected cases of elderly maltreatment/abuse. 
-Explain the most common cause of dementia in clients younger than 50 years of age.
-Name three gerontological counseling methods have been proven effective with older clients. 
-Explain what are common interventions used with dementia clients.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."