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Home Study: Older Adults and Integrated Health Settings: Opportunities and Challenges for Mental Health Counselors 

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Older Adults and Integrated Health Settings: Opportunities and Challenges for Mental Health Counselors
by Jill Goldsmith; Sharon Kurpius
Volume 37, Issue 02 - April 2015

The growing number of older adults and the increasing recognition and growth of integrated health teams are creating expanded career opportunities for mental health counselors (MHCs). Collaborative integrated teams, staffed with medical personnel and MHCs, can provide comprehensive patient-centered care that addresses client issues from a biopsychosocial perspective. However, working with older adults on an integrated health team or in an interdisciplinary setting presents unique challenges and raises ethical issues. The evolving opportunities and strategies to address accompanying challenges are highlighted so that MHCs can be prepared to work effectively with older adults in interdisciplinary settings and on integrated health care teams.

Article is free for AMHCA members:

For AMHCA members to access the journal they must first go to AMHCA.org and log in to the website with their username and password. Once they have logged in, they will click on “Journal of Mental Health Counseling” under the “Publications” tab. From there they will click on the “ Member Access” icon.


Non-AMHCA members will need to purchase the article:

Articles are available for non-members for $25.

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for reading and completing the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.



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