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Mental Health & Aging Project

The Mental Health & Aging Project (MHAP), funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a program unit at Lansing Community College.

Since 1985, the project has offered education, training, and consultation for clinicians in Michigan's community mental health (CMH) system who provide services for older adults. The project also assists individuals in the aging network and other service systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities in a wide variety of settings.

May 6-7, 2014 - East Lansing, MI

The Mental Health and Aging Project will present the annual Michigan Mental Health & Aging Conference at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

Workshop topics include: ethical issues, anxiety disorders, assessing capacity, brain dysfunction in psychiatric and neurological disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, life review and reminiscence, cultural competence, self-determination, CBT for depression, neuropsychological testing, person-centered assessment, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, OBRA, motivational interviewing, and DSM-V.

The conference brochure is available here. The on-line registration form is here.

Continuing education credits are available for social workers and nurses.

CMH staff responsible for PASRR evaluations may obtain reimbursement for all conference-related costs through the regular PASRR billing process.

If you have questions, email Matt Beha at

June 10, 2014 - Escanaba, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present a regional training Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviors in Persons with Non-Alzheimer's Dementias presented by Dr. Shelly Weaverdyck from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Escanaba, MI.

CE's are available for social workers and nurses. The registration fee is $90 and includes lunch. Click here to see the brochure. Check here to register on-line.

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Last updated 4/18/14; contact  with any questions.

Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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