Our top-rated professional programs will help you meet the mental health needs of older adults.

Our services and training opportunities are great for mental health clinics, senior care communities, primary care clinics, and health care systems.

Choose Your Path

Our top-rated professional programs will help you meet the mental health needs of older adults.

program-development

There’s no better time than now to add a Senior Mental Health Program to your agency.

Consultation

Multi-disciplinary consultation on complex mental health cases.

Training

Take your work with older adults to the next level with our top-rated training programs.

Program Development

There’s no better time than now to add a Senior Behavioral Health Clinic to your agency. 

In less than 15 years there will be more adults 65 and older than children 18 years old and younger. 20% of older adults experience mental health conditions, yet 67% of these older adults will not get the mental health care they need. When mental health conditions go untreated in older adults:

  • They have more medical problems
  • They stay longer in the hospital
  • They use more medication for their medical problems
  • They have more visits to the ER
  • They experience more loneliness and isolation
  • They have a diminished quality of life
  • They have increased risk for suicide
  • Their caregivers experience more stress

Source: National Council on Aging

As the recipient of innovation grants to build a mental health clinic in a major health care system and as a clinical geropsychologist, Dr. Regina Koepp can help you design and implement your senior behavioral health clinic using the most up to date, evidence-based, culturally-informed care models.

Best practices in geriatric mental health care include multidisciplinary teams. We’re fortunate to have the expertise of Dr. Lisa Frank, board certified psychiatrist, with experience with geriatric inpatient, outpatient, and senior care communities, Dr. Frank guides programs in navigating medical and mental health comorbidities, dementia care, geriatric psychopharmacology, etc.

Professional Consultation with Geriatric Mental Health Experts

Dr. Regina Koepp and Dr. Lisa Frank provide expert consultation

 

What if you had experts to guide you in treating older adults?

With older adults being the fastest growing age group, you’ll be treating more older adults in your clinics than ever before. Our consultative services will help your agency meet the mental health needs of older adults by using evidence-based, ethical, and culturally informed care methods.

  • Mental Health Consultation. There are more older adults who need mental health care than professionals trained to provide mental health care. Thus, you may find yourself in need of geriatric mental health consultation. We help care teams navigate clinical dilemmas, comorbid medical and mental health conditions, complex family dynamics, psychotherapy in the context of illness and dementia, adjustment to traumatic and life altering medical conditions, and geriatric psychopharmacology.
  • Sexual Expression in the Context of Dementia Consultation. Sexual self-expression is a fundamental human right, even in the context of dementia. There are, however, complexities that come with sexual expression when there is diminished capacity. We help agencies navigate dilemmas related to dementia and sexuality, sexual decision making capacity, and sexual expression in long-term care communities.

Meet the Experts

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Regina Koepp is a Stanford-trained clinical geropsychologist and founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging. She is former faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and has been working with older adults and families in some of the most prominent health care systems in the United States for close to 20 years.

Lisa Frank, MD
Dr. Lisa Frank is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in working with older adults. Dr. Frank has served as Medical Director for various psychiatric inpatient units, including a community hospital’s Geriatric Psychiatry Unit. She served as lead psychiatrist at the Atlanta VA Health Care System’s Cognitive Center for Excellence, working with older adults newly diagnosed with dementia. Dr. Frank is former faculty member of both Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Ga.

Staff Training

Say Good-bye to Boring Staff Trainings

We provide presentations and workshops to mental health, medical, and senior care professionals ranging from 1 hour to 10 weeks depending on your agency’s needs and goals. Common training topics include:

  • Mental Health for Older Adults
    20% of older adults have a mental health condition. Our presentations address common mental health concerns among older adults, including depression, anxiety, suicide, sleep disorders, and family dynamics. Presentations also include ways in which ageism affects the physical and mental health of older adults and the role resilience plays in older adulthood.
  • Family Dynamics
    Mental health and dementia disorders affect the whole family. Including family in care is often essential to ensuring effective mental health care for older adults. We provide training on working with older families living with mental health and dementia disorders, understanding family dynamics and role changes, tools for having difficult conversations, and processing grief, including ambiguous loss and anticipatory grief (i.e., the difficult balance of honoring the person living with mental illness or dementia while simultaneously grieving tangible losses).
  • Dementia & Sexuality for Senior Living Communities
    People with dementia experience a decline in functioning, but often maintain a need for intimate connection. Our presentations review risks and benefits of intimacy, complicating factors related to emotion regulation, impulsivity, capacity to consent to intimacy, and the role values play when determining “appropriateness” of intimate connections. Presentations also include cultivating connection between couples affected by dementia, guidelines for determining capacity to consent to intimacy, and a framework for developing sexual health policies for long-term care communities. Our presentations value and are inclusive of sexual and gender identity.
  • Dementia Care for Primary Care & Mental Health Clinics
    We help mental health and primary care clinics identify and work with dementia disorders. We provide training on providing psychotherapy to older adults living with dementia and their families and help professionals gain confidence in understanding how mental health and dementia are different and where they overlap. We guide medical providers in necessary labs and medical and mental health rule outs, and provide professionals with tools to educate older adults and their families living with dementia.
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    Older adults are incredibly diverse with respect to ethnicity and race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability, immigration status, etc. We value diversity and are proud to offer training on deepening a practice of cultural humility in working with older adults and their families as well as training on providing multiculturally supervision.

We take staff trainings from

“When will this training be over?”

to

“I don’t want this training to end!”

Earn 6 CEU hours with Dr. Koepp’s on-demand training: Older Adults: Critical Competencies in Treatment

Working With Us is Simple!

1. Schedule a Call
In this call, we’ll identify your needs and wishes and help you choose path to achieve your goals.

2. Choose Your Path

  • Consultation
  • Program Development
  • Staff Training

3. Get Started
People with medical conditions are more likely to experience mental health conditions and benefit from mental health care. Connect with a professional today.

4. Elevate the Care You Provide
With confidence knowing you’re providing the best care to older adults

What People Are Saying…

“As a member of the sandwich generation myself, I appreciate the reminder of the importance of intimacy, connection, autonomy, and support across our lifespan. She uses beautiful examples of the challenges older adults face, and calls us into reflection and action as professionals and humans. And there are lots of resources, too. Thank you Dr. Regina Koepp for this amazing webinar. I’m better prepared to support the mental and sexual health of older adults because of your workshop!”

Amy C. Bryant, EdS, LPC, Wild Child Counseling

“Dr Regina, educates on a sensitive topic with much needed information, humor and compassion.”

Maggie Christofferson BASW, Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Washington Chapter

Dr. Koepp is knowledgeable, suggested practical applications and has her own brand of humor and irreverence that makes for an engaging learning experience. In addition her presentation was polished and professional. I would highly recommend her as a trainer and teacher.”

Nirmala Dhar, LCSW, ACSW, Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative Project Director, Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division

“After attending one of her presentations, Dr. Koepp makes you feel as if any challenge can be conquered or controlled, whether it’s dealing with geriatrics in general or family dynamics with those suffering from dementia.”

Tanesha King-Roland, MSN, RN, CRRN, Geriatric Nurse Manager

Dr. Koepp is knowledgeable, suggested practical applications and has her own brand of humor and irreverence that makes for an engaging learning experience. In addition her presentation was polished and professional. I would highly recommend her as a trainer and teacher.”

Nirmala Dhar, LCSW, ACSW, Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative Project Director, Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending several of Dr. Koepp’s workshops and I’m struck by not only her wealth of knowledge, but her delivery on difficult and often emotional topics. She kept me engaged and thoroughly addressed my questions so that I’m able to go back and improve my practice.”

Stella Nelms, PhD, Palliative Care and Pain Psychologist