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Mental Health & Aging Project

The Mental Health & Aging Project (MHAP), funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a program unit at Lansing Community College.

Since 1985, the project has offered education, training, and consultation for clinicians in Michigan's community mental health (CMH) system who provide services for older adults. The project also assists individuals in the aging network and other service systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities in a wide variety of settings.


September 12 & 13, 2016 - Escanaba, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present a two-day regional training at Bay College in Escanaba on September 12 & 13, 2016. Monday, September 12, Laura M. Lokers, LMSW, will present Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Following lunch she will present Clinical Interventions for Hoarding Disorder from 1:00 to 4:30 PM.

On Tuesday, September 13, Stephen R. Wiland, LMSW, ICADC, will present An Introduction to Motivational Enhancement with Older Adults from 8:30 to 12:00. His afternoon presentation is Addressing Substance Abuse in Older Adults with Mental Illness.

Registration deadline is September 1st. Click here to see the brochure. Click here to register online.

Continuing education hours are available for nurses and social workers. The registration fee is $160 for both days or $90.00 to attend one of the two day workshops.

Note: Community Mental Health staff responsible for PASRR evaluations are eligible for reimbursement (to their agency) for the costs of attending this training, using the regular PASRR billing process through the MDHHS Office of Nursing Homes/OBRA Programs.

Questions? Contact Matt Beha at BEHAM@LCC.EDU

September 23, 2016 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology. Developing Meaningful Connections with Persons with Dementia, will be taught by Chris Curtin, RN-BC, from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $100 for the full-day program. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

October 21, 2016 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology: Spirituality in Aging, taught by Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $60. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

November 4, 2016 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology: Developing a Person-Centered Approach to Supporting Older Adults, taught by Todd Walter, MSW, and Chris Hennessey, LMSW, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $60. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

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Last updated 8/16/2016; contact beham@lcc.edu  with any questions.

Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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