April 7, 2021
Diane Porche & Angiemil Pérez Peña, Ph.D
Description: Through systematic analysis of creativity, ageism, and mental health, gaps remain in understanding the impact of clinical treatment. Given the growing lack of mental wellness among seniors, there is still a need to train counselors in culturally appropriate interventions for the aging population. This session aims to focus on enhancing the counselor’s understanding of the needs of mental well-being in aging individuals. It will also describe how a multi-cultural approach can be used in practice.
Participants will be able to identify the correlation between creativity and older adults’ mental well-being. Participants will be able to articulate the difference in the needs of older adults coping within an ill prepared society. Participants will be able to implement two practical and effective creativity interventions when counseling the aging population.