Clinical Practice With Older Adults

By Marcia Spira
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

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Developed in collaboration with social workers Marcia Spira and Jerrold R. Brandell, Clinical Practice with Older Adults helps participants learn how to well support and serve older adults with greater levels of competence, compassion, and understanding. 
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this self-study course, you will be able to:

• Identify developments in social work services for older adult clients.
• Identify major theories and frameworks applicable to aging.
• Describe clinical issues commonly experienced by older adults and appropriate related interventions.

You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.

Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Marcia Spira, Ph.D. is a professor at Loyola University School of Social Work. Her scholarship and teaching foci are on clinical practice with older adults and interprofessional education in health care.

Jerrold R. Brandell
is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.

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