Older Adult Behavioral Health 101

for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Presented by Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio


The following video includes Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio’s training, “Older Adult Behavioral Health 101.”

Part 1:
Older Adults Behavioral Health 101

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Part 2:
Older Adults Behavioral Health 101

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Part 3:
Older Adults Behavioral Health 101

(Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio)


Due to medical, public health, and social efforts, more and more Americans are living longer. Older generations are healthier, better educated, and more psychologically-minded, allowing unique opportunities for mental health professionals. This webinar provides knowledge that every mental health clinician needs to work effectively with older adults.


  • Identify and challenge systemic and personal stereotypes and promote positive attitudes toward aging, and conceptualize later life as part of a developmental process with unique mental health challenges.

  • Recognize risk factors for mental health problems in older adults and identify barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

  • Characterize unique presentations of mental health disorders in older adults and employ evidence-based assessments and treatments, and distinguish normal and abnormal cognitive aging.

Date Presented: Wed., May. 4, 2022, 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Central)
Date Training Expires: May 4, 2024

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About the Speaker

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Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio


Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio is joining us today in her role as co-director of the E4 Center: Engage, Educate, and Empower for Equity, The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging based at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Emery-Tiburcio is an Associate Professor of Geriatric & Rehabilitation Psychology and Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, as well as Co-Director of the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging and co-director of CATCH-ON, the HRSA-funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program based at Rush University Medical Center. She is past-Chair of American Psychological Association Committee on Aging, past-President of the Society for Clinical Geropsychology, and currently co-chairs the APA taskforce to revise the APA Guidelines for Working with Older Adults.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.