|Education and Training|
"I just wanted to thank everyone at SPOP for the great training you conducted for our staff. We have already started to apply many of the tools you shared with us."
We believe that the skills and knowledge needed to respond to the mental health needs of older adults should be fostered among the professionals in our community.
SPOP is often called upon to provide training in geriatric mental health care for staff members of New York City senior centers and sites, including senior residences and other locations where seniors gather or live.
SPOP workshops are free and are conducted at the host organizations.
Workshops teach the specifics of how to recognize mental illness in older adults and how to make a referral. Training is generally offered in two sessions and can be tailored to the specific needs of the senior site.
A typical two-part training program can include:
SPOP also conducts Dual Diagnosis Training Sessions for staff members of senior sites partner with SPOP though our Substance Abuse and Counseling Services.
To learn more about training workshops please call 212-787-7120 ext. 520.