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NDSU Gerontology Program Receives Grant for Mental Health and Aging Program

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Posted on Apr, 19 2010

North Dakota State University's Gerontology program received a grant from the Department of Human Services that will allow them to offer scholarships to a limited number of qualified long-term care professionals who register for the "Mental Health and Aging" program. The scholarship will cover the $25 registration fee on a first come, first serve basis for up to 200 long-term care professionals in North Dakota who register for the course by June 30, 2010.

The Mental Health and Aging program offered by NDSU Distance and Continuing Education and the Gerontology Program in the College of Human Development and Education is a program geared towards professionals addressing aging and mental health. The program covers topics including an overview on aging and mental health, assessment and diagnosis, changes to the aging brain and the impact on mental health, psychosocial treatment of mental disorders in older adults, wellness and prevention, and resources and referrals for older clients. The Mental Health and Aging program, which is sponsored by NDSU and the North Dakota department of human services, is offered online and can be completed individually at a pace that is convenient to the course participant. In addition to the online course, trainers are available for onsite training through June 30. The online program will continue to be offered for $25 once the scholarships have been filled.

The Mental Health and Aging program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886512248) for 13 continuing education contact hours, the program is also approved for 13 continuing education hours or 1.3 CEU's by the North Dakota Board of Nursing (course #798), North Dakota Board of Psychologist Examiners, National Board of Certified Counselors (approval #4195) and for general CEU's by North Dakota State University Distance and Continuing Education.

For more information regarding this program go to www.ndsu.edu/dce or call 701-231-7015, toll-free 800-726-1724. For additional resources on aging visit the Gerontology Program website at http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/aging.