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Mental Health & Aging Project

The Mental Health & Aging Project (MHAP), funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a program unit at Lansing Community College.

Since 1985, the project has offered education, training, and consultation for clinicians in Michigan's community mental health (CMH) system who provide services for older adults. The project also assists individuals in the aging network and other service systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities in a wide variety of settings.

March 10, 2015 - Farmington Hills, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present a day long workshop at The Oakland Center of Wayne State University in Farmington Hills on March 10, 2015: "Clinical Interventions for Hoarding Disorder".

Participants will learn how to identify and assess individuals with hoarding disorder and how to develop specific interventions for the person. The presenter will also identify strategies that are not effective for working with people who hoard. Time will be allotted for discussion of cases encountered by participants. The presentation is designed for a multidisciplinary audience.

Continuing education hours are available for nurses and social workers. The registration fee is $90. Click here to see the brochure. Click here to register on-line or you may fax or mail the registration form. Registration deadline is March 5th.

Note: Community Mental Health Staff responsible for PASRR evaluations are eligible for reimbursement (to their agency) for the costs of attending this workshop, using the regular PASRR billing process through the MDCH Office of Nursing Homes/OBRA Programs.

March 20, 2015 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 170 Special Topics in Gerontology: Depression in Late Life, taught by Mark Ensberg, MD, and Christine Hennessey, LPC, LMSW, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $100. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

May 5-6, 2015 - East Lansing, MI

The Mental Health and Aging Project will present the annual Michigan Mental Health & Aging Conference at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

Workshop topics include: late life suicide, self-determination, co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, dementia assessment, spirituality, adults with autism, pain management, multiple sclerosis, healthcare decisions, anxiety disorders, psychotropic medications, ethical issues, mental status examination, trauma-informed care, intimacy and sexuality, and Parkinson’s disease.

The conference brochure is available here. The on-line registration form is here.

Continuing education credits are available for social workers and nurses.

CMH staff responsible for PASRR evaluations may obtain reimbursement for all conference-related costs through the regular PASRR billing process.

If you have questions, email Matt Beha at

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Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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