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Psychogeriatics: an overview and history | Seminar Series on Ageing

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Date: Friday 28 July 2017
Venue: TD144, TD Building, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus

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This talk will provide an overview of the issues relating to late life psychiatric disorders and mental health in old age. The presentation will address considerations for deciding when medication is an appropriate approach for mental health difficulties, common presentations and the history of psychogeriatics. It will also feature clinical vignettes and an interactive Q&A.


Professor Kuruvilla George is the Clinical Director of Aged Persons Mental Health and ECT for Eastern Health. 

About the Seminar Series

Swinburne’s Seminar Series on Ageing has been running for more than five years and is the only one of its kind in Australia. The series attracts presenters who are experts in geropsychology and covers issues relating to late life conditions and treatments.

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.

Contact Information: Sunil Bhar
Email: Tel: +61 3 9214 8371