Service Program for Older People

Training and Education

SPOP offers professional Training & Education in aging and mental health to other organizations throughout the metropolitan New York  area.  Our presentations reflect decades of experience in the field and are designed to give program staff the skills to:

  • recognize symptoms of mental illness;
  • handle a challenging situation in the workplace; and
  • make a referral

We are available to present workshops at your office and can tailor the material to fit the specific needs of your organization.  Click here to learn how SPOP can work with your staff.

Workshops include:

  • Bereavement, Loss, and Grief
  • Boundaries and Personalities:  How to Work Empathically With Difficult Clients
  • Identifying Mental Health Issues in Older Adults
  • Setting Compassionate Boundaries 
  • SAFE and WARM:  What to do When Older People “Talk Suicide”
  • Mindful Meditation to Reduce Stress
  • Twice Marginalized:  Bringing Mental Health Treatment to the older LGBT Population
  • Approaches to Mental Health and Aging in the Chinese-American Community
  • Caregiver Advocacy:  How to Be Good to Yourself and Heard by Others
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Aging:  Older Adults and Substance Use Disorders
  • Social Bullying in the Senior Center

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