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Culturally Responsive CBT in the Second Half of Life

  • 06/21/2023
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 2 CE Credits for no additional cost
  • NO CE is offered for student membership level
  • Includes 2 CE Credits - consider becoming a PBTA member before registering to obtain best pricing. LICENSED non-PA residents are welcome to become members to attend virtual events & be listed in THERAPIST FINDER referral directory

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Cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations and therapy strategies are effective  with  culturally diverse middle-aged and older adults.  There is, however, is a significant workforce shortage of clinicians trained to provide evidence-based mental health services to aging individuals.  This 2-hour webinar is aimed at psychotherapists and integrated care providers with knowledge of and experience providing CBT.  The program describes aging-friendly modifications to assessment, treatment planning and implementation, with CBT strategies for later life depression used as examples.  The presentation will also include resources for clinical practice with middle-aged and older adults and recommendations for further professional development.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) Learning objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe 3 examples of screening and assessment tools validated for use with older adults
  2. Develop treatment plans that effectively prioritize a range of concerns associated with later life depression
  3. Explain common adjustments to CBT sessions with middle-aged and older therapy clients
  4. Identify professional development resources for improving treatment outcomes with individuals in the second half of life


Ann Steffen, PhD, ABPP is currently a professor of psychology and gerontology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she has spent her career in teaching, research, supervision and direct clinical services focused on the needs of older adults and family caregivers.  At UM-St. Louis, she has served as the director of Gerontology programs and as director of clinical training for the APA-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Dr. Steffen is a faculty clinician at the UM-St. Louis Community Psychological Service, and is dual board certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology and in Geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is lead author on the recently revised 2nd edition of Treating Later-Life Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach workbook and clinician guide  in Oxford University Press's Treatments ThatWork Series. Target Audience

This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate student trainees seeking licensure and with some clinical experience. The instructional level of this presentation is INTERMEDIATE.

Continuing Education

  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This program provides two (2) hours of CE credits. 
  • PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
  • Contact if you need any learning accommodations no later than one week before event.
  • * PBTA does not currently offer CE to practitioners licensed in the state of New York.
  • If you do not practice in PA & are not certain about whether or not CE credits from an APA-sponsored CE provider meets criteria for ongoing education,  please inquire with your respective licensing board to confirm.  
  • All events are Eastern Time Zone 

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