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Older Adults with Substance Use Disorder Webinar
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Older Adults with Substance Use Disorder Webinar
Tuesday, March 19th 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm (EST)

A webinar presentation in partnership with LeadingAge Pennsylvania

Target Audience:
Healthcare professionals including, but not limited to, Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses

This engaging presentation will provide education to those who work with Older Adults on the prevalence, symptoms and warning signs of Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults and how to assess refer and treat it effectively.

Event Objectives:
• Discuss the fastest growing population requiring specialized Substance Use Disorder Treatment.
• Examine treatment components necessary to provide an integrated approach to Older Adult Treatment.
• Develop and address the clinical needs necessary to treat this population.

Registration Information:

Webinar Pricing
$75 for LeadingAge Connecticut Members
$150 for Non-LeadingAge Connecticut Members

Registration is a commitment to pay in full.

• This program has been submitted but not yet approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participation hours by NAB/NCERS.
• To receive continuing education credit for LeadingAge PA-sponsored webinars, attendees must register under their name, participate through the link supplied after registering and complete the evaluation after the webinar.
• Registration is for ONE computer login access per webinar.
• Recordings of live sessions are included in webinar purchase.

Questions or Concerns? Contact LeadingAge Connecticut at (203) 678-4477 or [email protected].

Diana Santiago, LCSW, CAADC
Diana Santiago is the Clinical Supervisor in the Older Adult Program, providing clinical oversight for the program. She also does individual, group, and family therapy, runs psychoeducational groups, gives lectures, calls referents and family members, and sets up aftercare for patients. She is a member of Caron’s trauma team, trained in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), a proven modality to treat trauma. Diana has worked at Caron as a therapist since 2013 in the Women’s Program, Men’s Program, and the Relapse Program, moving into her current role in 2015.

Dr. Ming R. Wang, MD, FASAM
Ming R. Wang, M.D., is an addiction medicine physician and an associate medical director at Caron Treatment Centers. He oversees the Detox and Chronic Pain Programs and Caron’s nursing staff. He also serves as medical director for the Older Adult Programs. Dr. Wang is a faculty member of the Caron – Reading Hospital Addiction Medicine Fellowship. He also teaches the local and regional residents and medical students who rotate at Caron Treatment Centers. He started with Caron as an addiction medicine fellow in 2013 and was hired as an addiction medicine physician in March 2014.

Dr. Devon Dautrich-Ph.D-Supervisor of Psychological Testing
Dr. Dautrich is the Supervisor of Psychological Testing Services and the staff Psychologist for Caron’s Older Adult Program on the Pennsylvania campus. She is also a Certified School Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dautrich earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Bryn Mawr College where her research focused on emotion recognition and cognitive training in older adults. She completed an APA-accredited Pre-Doctoral internship at The Reading Hospital where she provided outpatient therapy and participated in family medicine, partial hospitalization, acute inpatient care, and forensic psychology rotations. Prior to Caron she worked as a family therapist and peer supervisor on the Bryn Mawr Child Study Institute’s Family Therapy Treatment Team. Dr. Dautrich has an extensive background in working with children and adults across the lifespan with a wide range of mental and behavioral health concerns. She has a strong interest in psychological, diagnostic, and neuropsychological testing and has used assessment measures in research, inpatient, outpatient, forensic, and school settings. For the past six years, she has treated older adults with substance use disorder, focusing on diagnostic assessment, cognitive testing, and evidence-based care.