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Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice (ACDP)

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Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Thu, 3/19/20
Credits: 34
Description: Dementia is the second most prevalent mental disorder affecting older adults, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and is present in one-third of older adults at the time of death. In order to understand and to respond effectively to the needs of our clients, clinicians must appreciate the complex interactions of disease pathology, individual strengths, environmental conditions, informal supports, formal resources, and societal influences. The purpose of this self-paced certificate program is to prepare clinical practitioners for advanced practice with clients and families affected by dementia.

Link to Course:
Web-based Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice
Educational Objectives: This self-paced certificate is designed for healthcare professionals who deliver or plan to deliver person- and family-centered care to people living with memory loss or dementia.

This 34-hour distance-learning certificate offers:
  • 31 hours of self-paced video lectures
  • 3 hours of live drop-in case-based webinars (offered every other month)

Participants will gain clinical knowledge and skills in culturally-competent assessment, care planning, and state-of-the-art clinical intervention.

Participants will also learn strategies on how to apply these skills during client interactions and link with a multidisciplinary peer distance-learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.
Target Audience: This self-study activity is appropriate for social workers, nurses, primary care physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, health educators, and administrators.
Accreditation Information: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan School of Social Work. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 34.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2017-5/15/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 27.5 regular asynchronous online, 2 pain management asynchronous online, 1.5 ethics asynchronous online, and 3 regular live interactive online social work continuing education contact hours.
Additional Info: Planning Committee:
Nancy Barbas, MD
Daniel Kaplan, PhD
Leslie Dubin, MSW

Nancy Barbas, Michelle Barclay, Mary Blazek, Roxanne Chang, Leslie Dubin, Caroline Gelman, Bruno Giordani, Benjamin Hampstead, Helen Kales, Jennifer Howard, Daniel Kaplan, Daniel Kuhn, Anne Mondro, Anna Ortigara, Daniel Potts, Laura Rice-Oeschger, Scott Roberts, Beth Spencer, Laura Struble, Caroline Vitale

Financial Disclosure Information:
Nancy Barbas receives grant/research support from Eisai Pharmaceuticals. Michelle Barclay is a paid consultant to ACT and her organization, The Barclay Group, is a paid consultant to Ely Lilly. There are no other relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to disclose for this activity.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 34.00
Participation: 34.00