About The Course

Course Description: Cultural factors can become more instrumental in a person’s life as they age. Therapists who develop a deeper understanding of the influence of culture on aging can better support their older adult clients. By attending this training, therapists will increase their knowledge of cultural factors within aging adults. Competency in assessment, treatment planning and intervention will be presented through case studies and resources.

Participants will be able to:

  • Expand knowledge of cultural factors in the aging population.
  • Determine best practices for culturally competent practice with older adults.
  • Analyze key considerations from a cultural lens in working with older adults.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.


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