Older Adult Capacity Assessment Course

Increase Your Expertise in Conducting Capacity Assessments for Older Adults

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10 CE Live Webcast Course 

The Older Adult Capacity Assessment Course (10 CEs) helps psychologists expand their work as experts in legal cases that fall under the jurisdiction of Probate Court. Offered through Wayne State University's Department of Psychology and the Institute of Gerontology, the course is taught by Institute of Gerontology Director Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, and University of Louisville professor Benjamin Mast, Ph.D., ABPP. Drs. Lichtenberg and Mast are board-certified clinical geropsychologists with years of experience conducting capacity assessments and providing expert testimony in court hearings.

The instructors provide background, review actual cases and discuss capacity assessment approaches across ten topics. Participants will strengthen their skills and confidence about performing expert work in civil legal cases involving financial capacity, guardianship, and conservatorship, as well as in report writing and testifying in depositions and at trial. The live on-line course will be broadcast through Go to Meeting in weekly, one-hour increments.

1. Preparing to be an Expert
2. Core Competencies for Capacity Assessment
3. Whole Person Assessment
4. Financial Capacity Assessment
5. Understanding Financial Exploitation and its Relationship to Capacity Assessment
6. Assessment of Undue Influence
7. Guardianship and Conservatorship
8. Working with Attorneys, Deposition and Court Testimony
9. Testamentary and Contractual Capacity
10. Enhancing your Practice


All segments broadcast through Go To Meeting from 4:30 – 5:30 pm (ET)
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25

Instructors are also available to consult individually with participants for up to one hour during the 10-week course.

The complete Older Adult Capacity Assessment Course provides 10 CEs in psychology and costs $250.
Fees are payable to the Institute of Gerontology after the applicant is accepted into the course.

Send a cover letter and your CV by January 5, 2019, to Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., at p.lichtenberg@wayne.edu or call Dr. Lichtenberg at 313-664-2633 for more information.

Wayne State University's Department of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.