Course Outline and Assignments

 

Date

Topic

Assignments Due

May 19

The Social Context of Aging and Mental Health

·        Read Butler Chapters 1-3 and 7

May 26

Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Change in Late Life

·        Read Hill Chapters 1-3 and 8.

·        Study questions for first part of mid-term exam distributed.

June 2

Group Discussion of Mid-Term Exam Study Questions

·        Finish readings from previous weeks.

·        Be prepared to discuss Mid-Term Exam study questions with the class.

June 9

Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Suicide

·        Read Butler Chapter 4, Hill Chapter 9.

·        Be prepared to discuss article on depression, anxiety, grief, or suicide.

June 16

Personality Disorders/Drugs and Alcohol Problems/Behavioral Problems

·        Read Butler Chapter 5, Hill Chapter 5.

·        Be prepared to discuss article on personality disorders, drug and alcohol problems, or behavioral problems if you did not present the previous week.

·        Mid-term exam distributed.

June 23

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

·        Read Butler Chapter 6.

·        Be prepared to discuss article on Alzheimer’s or other dementias if you did not present the previous two weeks.

June 30

Mental Health Policy, Programs, and Services

·        Read Butler Chapter 8, 10, and 11.

·        Mid-Term Exam due.

·        Be prepared to present interview summary.

July 7

Interventions:  Assessment and Evaluation/

Drugs and Bio-Medical Interventions

·        Read Butler Chapter 9 and 13, Hill Chapter 4.

·        Be prepared to present interview summary if you did not present the previous week.

July 14

Interventions:  Counseling and Therapy

·        Read Butler Chapter 12, Hill Chapters 6 and 7.

·        Final exam distributed.

July 21

No Class

·        Work on individual project and final exam.

July 28

No Class

·        Work on individual project and final exam.

August 4

Presentation of Individual Projects

·        Final exam due.

·        Be prepared to present individual project.

August 11

Presentation of Individual Projects

·        Assignment binders due.

·        Individual project papers due.

·        Be prepared to present individual project if you did not present the previous week.