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Upcoming ESCOTA events

    • Thu, February 13, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Stanley M. Isaacs Center Senior Center 415 E 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128


    3:00pm: networking

    3:30pm: Announcements and Presentation

    Dispelling the Myth: Older Adults and Substance Use

    This workshop aims to dispel the myth that older adults do not use mood altering substances by present cutting-edge data on the prevalence of substance use and abuse among older adults and the epidemiological data on correlates and causes of older adult substance use.

    Unique vulnerabilities and consequences related to using substances in later life, including biology of aging, treatment of pain, comorbidity, medication interactions, impact of life events, as well as current research on what drives use on a daily level among older adults will be reviewed. Treatment options for older adults, including treatment adaptations and addressing barriers to care, will be discussed.

    Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0148 - attendees will receive Continuing Education Credits for this event.

    In order to receive CE Credits, attendees must fill out the following registration form

    Learning objectives:

    •  Describe the demographic shifts that contribute to increases in the prevalence of substance use and abuse among older adults.

    • Identify the unique consequences and vulnerabilities that older adults can experience in the context of substance use and misuse in later life

    • Distinguish the types of treatment that are most appropriate for older adults who misuse mood altering substances


    Alexis Kuerbis, LCSW, Ph.D.

    Silberman School of Social Work

    Dr. Alexis Kuerbis is Associate Professor at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical, public health and social services settings and specializing in substance abuse treatment.

    Full bio here


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    Thursday, March 12, 2020


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Past events

Thu, January 09, 2020 Clutter and Hoarding
Thu, December 12, 2019 Book Club Event: Discussing Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal"
Thu, November 14, 2019 Medicaid Update
Thu, October 10, 2019 Discussing Advanced Directives
Thu, September 12, 2019 Recognizing Stroke
Thu, June 13, 2019 7th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 09, 2019 3rd Annual ESCOTA Members Forum: What Falls Between the Cracks
Thu, April 11, 2019 Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) Panel
Thu, March 14, 2019 Bias and Microaggressions
Thu, February 14, 2019 Working with LGBTQ Adults
Thu, January 10, 2019 Dealing with Difficult People (CEU credits)
Thu, November 08, 2018 Understanding and Addressing Suicidal Thoughts in Older Adults
Thu, October 11, 2018 Recognizing and Preventing Fraud and Scams Targeting Older Adults
Thu, September 13, 2018 Opiod Talk re: Older Adults
Thu, June 14, 2018 6th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 10, 2018 2nd Annual ESCOTA Members Forum: What Falls Between the Cracks
Thu, April 12, 2018 How to Be An Advocate: Boots on the Ground, Practical Training on Getting Your Voice Heard
Thu, March 08, 2018 2018 Medicaid Update
Thu, February 08, 2018 Palliative Care
Thu, January 11, 2018 Guardianship/Competency
Thu, December 14, 2017 Working with Traumatized Clients
Thu, November 09, 2017 2017 Emergency Preparedness Updates and How They Affect Your Clients
Thu, October 12, 2017 Narrative Practice with Older Adults
Thu, September 14, 2017 Combatting Elder Abuse
Thu, June 08, 2017 5th Annual Members Party
Thu, May 11, 2017 When We're Not Able to Help: Gaps in the System and Unmet Client Needs
Thu, April 13, 2017 All in the Family: Rethinking Our Approach to Working with Older Adults and Their Families
Thu, March 09, 2017 Update on the City and State Budget on Senior Services
Thu, February 16, 2017 RESCHEDULED DATE: Valerie Bogart: State and Federal Medicaid Forecast
Thu, January 12, 2017 Addressing Health Literacy: A Critical Skill for the Healthcare Team to Improve Patient Outcomes
Thu, November 10, 2016 Alzheimer's Panel Discussion
Thu, October 13, 2016 Parkinson’s and Its Psychosocial Impact on Patients and Families
Thu, September 15, 2016 FREE 2 CEUs SEMINAR & Networking Event
Thu, June 09, 2016 4th Annual Members Party
Sat, May 14, 2016 “Celebrating The Caregiver: A Free Symposium for Family Caregivers of Older Adults”
Thu, May 12, 2016 Sex Over 60!
Thu, April 14, 2016 Meet Robin Fenley - Asst. Commissioner of Bureau of HealthCare Connections (DFTA)
Thu, March 10, 2016 Dentistry for Seniors
Thu, February 11, 2016 Financial Issues That Seniors Should Know About
Thu, January 14, 2016 Valerie Bogart
Thu, November 12, 2015 Resolving Disputes in the Family
Thu, October 08, 2015 Planning for End of Life Decisions
Thu, September 10, 2015 Podiatry for Seniors
Thu, June 18, 2015 3rd Annual Members Party
Thu, May 14, 2015 Mindful Moments: Stress Management Tips and Techniques
Thu, April 09, 2015 Dealing with Housing Conditions that Affect People with Asthma
Thu, March 12, 2015 A Discussion of the Dept. of Aging's Budget and New Initiatives
Thu, February 12, 2015 Interior Design for Aging in Place and Current Developments for Improving Housing for Aging-in-Place
Thu, January 08, 2015 Managed Long Term Care and Full Integrated Dual Advantage:
Thu, November 13, 2014 Ageism
Thu, October 09, 2014 Pandemic Influenza - how it can impact you and your family and your clients
Thu, September 11, 2014 Helping Clients Navigate the Medicare System

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