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In-Person Workshop Saturday April 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM: Gerontology & Mental Health-An Overview of Behavioral Health, Pharmacology, and Support Services


Gerontology & Mental Health-An Overview of Behavioral Health, Pharmacology, and Support Services
3 General CEs

In-Person Workshop Saturday April 6th, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
HALO Project at 401 E Memorial Road, Oklahoma City

Dr. Tracy Loper will share his extensive experience treating mature adult patients with mental illness. He will discuss challenges with medications, compliance, and relapse, as well as existing community services to improve quality of life and encourage independence.

Dr. Loper will share information about Autumn Life Center, the inpatient psychiatric unit for older adults and THRIVE, the intensive outpatient program for older adults at OU Health Edmond Medical Center. Dr. Loper will discuss the different ways mental health disorders in older adults present and the problems and challenges with delirium versus dementia. He will also discuss the challenges of polypharmacy and what to do, as well as resources in the community.

Objectives Include:
-Develop a greater understanding of mental health concerns and behavioral health treatment.
 -Review current best-practice guidelines for medication administration and titration
- Explore the benefit of community resources in recovery and continued stability of persons with mental illness.

This training is sponsored by Autumn Life Behavioral Center

Autumn Life at OU Health in Edmond provides specialized inpatient behavioral health treatment and psychiatry for adults ages 55 and up. Click here to learn more or call 1-855-625-1680.
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This course meets criteria for 3 hours of general continuing education by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health for Oklahoma LPC and LMFT license holders, by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (provider #20240088) for Oklahoma LCSW license holders, by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors (certificate #20240018) for LADC and CADC license holders (3 hours non-specific CEs), and for Oklahoma case managers (3 hours general CEs).


  • Dr. Tracy Loper

    Dr. Loper is double board certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He earned his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Coral Gables, Florida, completing his medical degree training through the Royal College of Surgeons, Waterford, Ireland. He completed a dual residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa. Loper completed additional training in psychopharmacology and psychiatric care of the medically ill through Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatry seminars. He also is a medical officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Medical Corps.

April 6, 2024
Sat 9:00 AM CDT
HALO Project 401 E Memorial Road Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Duration 3H 15M

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