Diploma in Geriatric Psychology

The student will learn about Concepts  of ageing and successful ageing- characteristics and developmental tasks 

Facilitator:

Ms Aastha Dinghra

Eligibility:

Allied health professionals, health care workers, social workers, counselors, students and corporate trainers with a minimum of bachelor’s degree in the psychology / behavioral sciences fields.

Learning Outcomes:

  • It will help in understanding geriatric psychology in detail
  • It will ensure in boosting your resume
  • It will give you hands on and a benefit when applying for job
  • It opens gates for different opportunities for you related to counseling fields: Clinical setting /Testing / Taking up clients / Counseling setting / Organizational setting

 

Classes Conduction:

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Syllabus:

  • Module 1: Introduction to ageing
    • Concept of ageing and successful ageing- characteristics and developmental tasks
    • Ageing and culture; gender differences in ageing
    • Theories of Aging:  biological, psychological, and social
    • Indian theory of Ashramas
    • Impact of Population Aging in India and the World – Implications.
  • Module 2: Changes and Challenges in Old age
    • Physical changes – changes in sensory and motor abilities, muscle atrophy, ailments.
    • Cognitive changes – attention, memory, cognitive deficits, cognitive assessment.
    • Personality changes – self-concept, interests and moral orientations, spirituality.
    • Indian Family System, Wisdom, and ageing
  • Module 3: Concerns of ageing
    • Role as grand-parents, social and family adjustments, life in old age homes.
    • Coping with loneliness, bereavement, and death.
    • Positive ageing: positive mental health in adulthood and ageing – factors, longevity, and successful ageing; individual differences in ageing.
    • New developments in Urban living for elderly
    • Societal attitudes to old age and elderly in India
  • Module 4: Loss and Grief in Old Age
    • Loss and Grief within the Context of Aging
    • The Nature of Grief 
    • Typical Losses Faced by Older Adults 
      • Relocation 
      • Retirement 
      • Caring for a Relative with Chronic Illness or Disability 
      • Caring for Adult Children with Chronic Illness or Disabilities
      • Living with Chronic Illness or Disability
      • Death of Loved Ones; Death of a Partner; Death of Siblings; Death of Friends 
  • Module 5: Approaching One’s Own Death and the Dying Process
    • The Dying Process
    • Desire for a Good Death
    • End-of-Life Care: Palliative Care and Hospice
    • Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care
    • The Right to Die
  • Module 6: Careers in Aging
    • Why Consider a Career in Aging? 
    • The Wide Range of Jobs in Aging 
    • Preparing for a Career in Aging 
    • Academic Programs in Aging 
    • Workforce Initiatives in Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work 
    • Interdisciplinary Teams 
    • Internships and Other Training Opportunities 
    • Journaling as a Self-Discovery Tool 

Highlights

Holistic approach towards psychological and educational needs

Internationally & Nationally accredited Courses

Different types and modalities of therapies.

Experienced and Qualified Facilitators and Staff

Hands-on Practical Exposure with One to One Emphasis

Queer affirmative and trauma informed psychologists

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