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Workshop 1: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse: Legal Responsibilities, Ethical and Social Issues, and Intervention Opportunity
Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: In-Person Continuing Education Event

September 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow
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Workshop 1: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse: Legal Responsibilities, Ethical and Social Issues, and Intervention Opportunity 1.5 CE
This workshop is part 1 of a 2-part series. The presenter recommends that you participate in part 1 prior to participating in part 2. Information on part 2 can be found by clicking here.

Presented by David Hanna, Ph.D.

This workshop provides an overview of elder and vulnerable adult abuse including a discussion of legal requirements for psychologists encountering vulnerable adult and elder abuse. The workshop will also describe the concept of "ageism" and consider how stereotyped perceptions of the elderly affects professional services to this population. Skill Level: Intermediate. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 194A.540 requirement for domestic violence and elder abuse training. 

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Explain the concept of "ageism" and give examples of how it can affect psychologists work with elder populations.

  • List the different types of abuse among elderly and vulnerable adult populations
  • Describe Kentucky reporting laws related to vulnerable adult populations and how to apply these to work with older adults.

About the Presenter:

 David Hanna, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and since January, 2015 a behavior health program manager with Passport Health Plan. Previously, he worked in community mental health settings including 27 years for Bluegrass.org, which serves the 17 counties of the Central Kentucky Bluegrass region. Prior to his retirement from Bluegrass in August 2014, he held a variety of positions including service area manager, director of quality assurance, and Vice-President for Clinical Services. From January, 2013 through April, 2014, he was the Interim CEO. In 2012, he received the American Psychological Association’s Heiser Award for Advocacy and in 2013 was named the Psychologist of the Year by the Kentucky Psychological Association. In 2017, he was inducted into the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Hanna received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and his M. S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. He completed a post-doc in developmental disabilities at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Registration Fees

Registrant Type

Part 1

Part 2


KPA Member $50 $50 $100
Non-KPA Member $75 $75 $150
Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$15 $15 $30

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

This program has been approved for 1.5 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or disconnect before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.  

Social Workers & Art Therapists: 
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors:
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.

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Contact: William Summay - KPA Administrative Assistant - [email protected]