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Emotional Literacy & Cultivating Positive Emotions with Older Adults

  • 10/10/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1 CE Credit for no additional cost
  • NO CE is offered for student membership level. Student participants must be seeking licensure & have some suprvised clinical experience with this population
  • Includes 1 CE Credit - consider becoming a PBTA member before registering to obtain best value. LICENSED non-PA residents are welcome to become members to attend virtual events & be listed in THERAPIST FINDER referral directory


CBT involves attention to clients’ emotional experiences, both within and between psychotherapy sessions. This Lunch & Learn Session unpacks strategies and challenges involved in applying the first half of Workbook Module 2: Skills for Feeling (pp. 43-52) from Treating Later-Life Depression: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach.  The clinical skills needed to promote emotional literacy and flexible use of emotional regulation strategies are discussed in detail in the LLD Clinician Guide pp. 109-116.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) Learning objective:

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

  1. Describe 3 within-session strategies to help aging clients understand and describe their feelings and nurture positive emotions.


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.

Suzann Ogland-Hand, Ph.D.  completed her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Northern Iowa; her doctorate in clinical psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA; & a fellowship in Geropsychology at the Palo Alto VA. She has been practicing geropsychology for over 25 years. After working at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services for 18 years, she started a private practice in 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI. She focuses on family caregiving, mental health issues, and treatment-resistant depression across the adult lifespan. Throughout her career, she has also provided training, supervision, and consultation to mental health professionals.

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 one (1) hour 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 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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