We're Elevating Mental Health for Older Adults & Caregivers

Our goal is to de-stigmatize mental health and ensure older adults get the mental health care they need.

Here's How We Do It:

Education & Resources for older Adults & Caregivers

We offer practical guides, articles, podcasts, tools, and online resources for helping older adults and caregivers navigate mental health, dementia, and caregiving needs. 

Access to mental health providers

We’re improving access to mental health care by building the only nationwide provider directory of licensed mental health providers who specialize with older adults.

Training for Professionals

We provide evidence-based, culturally responsive and inclusive, continuing education training to mental health, senior care, and healthcare professionals. This helps to ensure that professionals have specialized training to meet the mental health needs of older adults. 

Meet the Team

Continuing Education Training Advisory Committee

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist | Geropsychologist | Founder | Co-Director of CE Training

Prior to founding the Center for Mental Health & Aging, Dr. Koepp was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former staff psychologist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, where she provided direct patient care and consultation on the Geropsychiatry Outpatient Mental Health team for more than a decade. She was also professor for several years at the Brenau University Masters in Applied Gerontology Program. 

Dr. Koepp earned her doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences where she won the Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.

Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist | Co-Director of CE Training

Dr. Jennifer Steiner is a board certified clinical health psychologist, founder of Beyond the Body Health Psychology Services, LLC, Co-Director of Center for Mental Health & Aging’s Continuing Education Program, Adjunct Faculty at Emory School of Medicine, Board Member of the Georgia Psychology Association Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for Georgia Psychological Association, and Member of the Committee on Health Psychology and Integrated Practice. 

Dr. Steiner’s research and clinical practice focuses on chronic pain and interventions for chronic pain.

Endsley Real, LCSW, MPH

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | CE Training Advisory Committee Social Work Consultant

Endsley Real is a licensed clinical social worker. She has over 10 years of administrative experience in directing programs for those with substance use disorders, mental illness, and those living with HIV.  Ms. Real is currently Chair of the Nominating Committee for Association of Social Work Boards charged with selecting the slate for the ASWB Board of Directors.  She served for 5 years on the State of Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapist including 2 years as the board chair. 

Ms. Real obtained her MSW from Clark Atlanta University in 1997 and obtained an MPH from Emory University in 2014.  She has worked in a variety of settings and with many populations but much of her career has been in working with those with substance use disorders and mental illness.  She lives in the Emory area with her wife Joan.

Vonetta Dotson, PhD

Clinical Gero-Neuropsychologist | CE Training Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Dotson is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Georgia State University, Senior Project Scientist for Behavioral Health at NASA (KBR), and Founder and President of CerebroFit Integrated Brain Health. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Florida with a specialization in neuropsychology and a certificate in gerontology. She completed her postdoctoral training at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program. 

Dr. Dotson’s research and clinical activities focus on positive and negative modifiers of brain health, including the intersection of depression with cognitive and brain aging.

Kandi Schmidt, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Ad Hoc CE Training Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Kandi Schmidt is the Director of Transplant Behavioral Health at Emory University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Schmidt specializes in the assessment and care of organ transplant patients, working with patients and their caregivers across solid organ groups including heart, liver, lung, kidney, as well as with living donors. She is also co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council of the Emory Transplant Center, which works to ease the journey of the patient and family navigating the transplant experience through education, communication, advocacy and collaboration.

Continuing Education Approvals

Approved to offer CE Credits by the American Psychological Association (APA) & the National Association of  Certified Care Managers (NACCM)

Psychologists

Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Certified Care Managers

CMHA is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #21-905CMHA.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Center for Mental Health & Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. In many state licensing jurisdictions, APA approved continuing education programs qualify for LMFT CE credits. Double check your state requirements prior to purchasing

Take a **Free** Continuing Education Course

Get one free Continuing Education (CE) Credit when you successfully complete our free on demand course