One of only 3 programs like it in the nation, UW-Madison’s Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate Series offers leading edge information and skill development to help you better treat late-life mental health disorders.

Is this program right for you?

If you are a licensed practitioner or allied health professional working with older adults, and would like to better understand and treat cognitive decline and chronic mental illness, this program is right for you. The UW-Madison’s Mental Health and the Older Adult Certificate series will give you the tools for evaluation and treatment of late-life mental disorders including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and medication management to help you achieve better mental health and overall health outcomes for your patients and clients.


We understand that it is challenging to work with older adults who have chronic mental illness. The Mental Health and the Older Adult Series will debunk myths and increase your knowledge in the most current assessments and treatment methods, with a focus on person-centered care.


In the series, you will learn from geriatric experts who have in-depth knowledge and experience in geriatric mental health. If you are new to the field, or a seasoned professional, our inter-professional educational approach will help you better serve your clients and understand the geriatric population. The curriculum is specifically designed to meet your continuing education needs and offers the flexibility you need to fit your schedule and life.


What you Learn

  • Better understand demographics of aging population
  • Use evidence-based screening tools and treatment options for adult mental illness
  • Understand misconceptions of late-life mental disorders
  • Understand etiology and risk factors of adult mental illness
  • Identify the current evidence-based treatment modalities for quality geriatric mental health care

Where & How you learn


  • Face-to-face


  • Attend 8 one-day in-person seminars and a 2-day summer institute in Madison, WI

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