Continuing Education Program

SEXUAL EXPRESSION IN THE CONTEXT OF DEMENTIA AND DIMINISHED CAPACITY

Date: October 20, 2021
9-4:30pm

Attendance will be tracked electronically

Live Interactive Webinar on Zoom

Zoom Details provided upon registration

6 CE Credits

Following completion of full workshop and presentation evaluation

Description

This advanced level session will review benefits & risks of sexual expression among individuals living with dementia and complexities related to sexual expression, including hyper-sexuality knowledge of the sex partner, and capacity to consent. This workshop will explore sexual expression of residents within care communities and the dilemma between the human need for affection and sexual expression versus the policies and regulations of care facilities. Participants will be encouraged to assess their own value system related to aging and sexuality and sexual expression in the context of dementia. Workshop will then explore ways in which an individual’s values surrounding sexual expression may vary from family members’ (decision making surrogate’s) values, as well as a residential system/institutional policies or values. Current guidelines for determining sexual decision-making capacity will be reviewed. Vignettes and case studies will be used to challenge participants to think deeply about ethical and moral dilemmas that arise in the process of sexual consent and decision-making.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the benefits & risks of sexual expression in context of dementia disorders and diminished capacity
  2. Review the scholarly literature on sexual expression in long-term care communities and evaluate values related to sexual expression and decision making among older adults and adults with dementia
  3. Evaluate one’s own value system related to aging and sexuality and sexual expression in the context of dementia.
  4. Identify and apply current evidence-based guidelines for determining the capacity of an individual to consent to sexual interaction in the context of dementia and diminished capacity.
  5. Contemplate ethical dilemmas as they relate to sexual expression, decision making, and long-term care community policies and guidelines.

Schedule

9:00-9:30AM: Explore the concept of sexual self-determination and common biases related to sexual self-determination among older adults and adults with major neurocognitive disorders (e.g., dementia) 9:30-10:30AM: Discuss benefits & risks of sexual expression in context of dementia disorders and diminished capacity 10:30-10:45AM:          Break   10:45am-12pm: Review research on sexual expression in long-term care communities and evaluate values related to sexual expression and decision making among older adults and adults with dementia. Reflect on ways values may influence determinations of sexual decision making. 12-1pm                       Lunch   1-2:30pm Discuss and apply current evidence-based guidelines for determining sexual decision-making 2:30-2:45                    Break   2:45-4:30 Contemplate ethical dilemmas as they relate to sexual expression, decision making, and long-term care community policies and guidelines.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration
$195

Received on or prior to October 13, 2021

General Registration
$225

Received after October 13, 2021

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Regina Koepp is a clinical geropsychologist,  founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging, and Vice Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association Ethics Committee and serves on the Diversity Committee of the Georgia Gerontology Society.

 

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. 

 

She is a sought-after speaker from LeadingAge, Alzheimer’s Association, and other professional groups on the topic of sexual expression in the context of dementia and diminished capacity.

 

 

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.

 

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Regina Koepp is a clinical geropsychologist, founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging, and Vice Chair of the Georgia Psychological Association Ethics Committee and serves on the Diversity Committee of the Georgia Gerontology Society.

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.

She is a sought-after speaker from LeadingAge, Alzheimer’s Association, and other professional groups on the topic of sexual expression in the context of dementia and diminished capacity. 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.

Continuing Education Requirements

To earn CE credit, registrants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Attendance is tracked via the on-line platform software (i.e., Zoom) including “join time” and leave time” as well as duration of attendance. Participants are asked to complete the CE Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment prior to receiving their CE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

To earn CE credit, registrants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation.  Attendance is tracked via the on-line platform software (i.e., Zoom) including “join time” and leave time” as well as duration of attendance. Participants are asked to complete the CE Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment prior to receiving their CE Certificate of Attendance.

 

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion. 

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP at 770-744-3465 or [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

ALL workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) webinars due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact Dr. Regina Koepp at re[email protected]

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. System requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
  • Ability to open Zoom software

For questions or concerns, please contact Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP at 770-744-3465 or [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals. This program is intended for those with an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge and experience.

Continuing Education Requirements

To earn CE credit, registrants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Attendance is tracked via the on-line platform software (i.e., Zoom) including “join time” and leave time” as well as duration of attendance. Participants are asked to complete the CE Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment prior to receiving their CE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP at 770-744-3465 or [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

ALL workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) webinars due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact Dr. Regina Koepp at [email protected]

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. System requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
  • Ability to open Zoom software

For questions or concerns, please contact Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP at 770-744-3465 or [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: This seminar is open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals. This program is intended for those with an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge and experience.

Continuing Education Requirements

This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:

 

Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.

Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test

Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation

Step 4: Complete Attestation

Step 5: Download Your Certificate

 

Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It’s that simple!

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) courses due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process.

 

ALL “live” workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact [email protected]

This is a non-interactive pre-recorded audio course.  The following system requirements will 

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: Podcast CE Courses are open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals. 

Continuing Education Requirements

This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:
Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.
Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test
Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation
Step 4: Complete Attestation
Step 5: Download Your Certificate
Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It’s that simple!

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) courses due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process.

 

ALL “live” workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact [email protected]

This is a non-interactive pre-recorded audio course.  The following system requirements will 

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: Podcast CE Courses are open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.

Center for Mental Health & Aging, provider #XXXX,  is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits

 

Center for Mental Health & Aging, provider #XXXX, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Center for Mental Health & Aging maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits

What Are People Saying?

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

“I appreciate the reminder of the importance of intimacy, connection, autonomy, and support across our lifespan. Dr. Koepp uses beautiful examples of the challenges older adults face, and calls us into reflection and action as professionals and humans. 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

“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 & Pain Psychologist

Continuing Education Requirements

This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:

 

Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.

Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test

Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation

Step 4: Complete Attestation

Step 5: Download Your Certificate

 

Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It’s that simple!

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) courses due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process.

 

ALL “live” workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact [email protected]

This is a non-interactive pre-recorded audio course.  The following system requirements will 

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: Podcast CE Courses are open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals. 

Continuing Education Requirements

This program is available for continuing education (CE) credit after the following steps have been successfully completed:

Step 1: Attend 100% of the course. Attendance is tracked via the online platform.
Step 2: Successfully pass the course post-test
Step 3: Complete the Course Program Evaluation
Step 4: Complete Attestation
Step 5: Download Your Certificate
Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following submission of electronic survey and also available for download in the course platform. It’s that simple!

Important Details

Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP is founder and owner of the Center for Mental Health & Aging (CMHA) and Co-Director of the CMHA CE Training Program. The CMHA CE Training Advisory Committee independently reviews Dr. Koepp’s CE presentations to ensure that Dr. Koepp’s presentations meet the APA CE program requirements. Apart from this, there is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructor.

CMHA will respond to grievances in a reasonable, ethical, and timely manner. Grievances may be submitted by course participants in writing to [email protected]. CMHA’s complete Grievance Procedure, will be provided upon request. You may request Grievance Procedure by emailing [email protected].

Center for Mental Health & Aging is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and will conduct all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. If participants have special needs, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate them. Please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for On-Demand (Asynchronous) courses due to the fact that once purchased, the participant has access immediately to all materials. Refunds will also not be issued due to technical limitations of the participant. We provide detailed instructions, and we are happy to assist in this area to a reasonable extent; however, we don’t have the staff to guide you through every step of the process.

 

ALL “live” workshop refunds will be honored for cancellations received at least five (5) days prior to the date of a live webinar or live workshop. Please note that payments made via Credit Card have certain fees associated with them, some of which are non-recoupable and are therefore non-refundable by Center for Mental Health & Aging. Therefore, all workshop payments made by Credit Card will have a three percent (3%) credit card fee deducted from the refund. These fees do not apply to cash or check payments. Should you have any questions regarding our workshop refund policy, please contact [email protected]

This is a non-interactive pre-recorded audio course.  The following system requirements will 

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] with questions, concerns or to request special accommodations.

Participants: Podcast CE Courses are open to all Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Geriatric Care Managers and other interested mental health and senior care professionals.