I’ve learned so much I can take back to my work!
— recent COAPS trainee

The COAPS 3 day training

One on one discussions

One on one discussions

Background (Day 1)

  • Older adult demographics
  • What is normal aging?
  • Special considerations when working with older adults
  • Cultural competence

Clinical Issues (Day 2)

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictive disorders
  • Trauma
  • Suicide

Implementation (Day 3)

  • Stages of change and motivational interviewing
  • Planning and legal issues
  • Introduction to positive psychology
  • Working with the behavioral health and aging systems

COAPS Training January, 2016