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October TA Call

October 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

GUEST SPEAKER:

Nirmala Dhar, MSW, LCSW

Older Adult Behavioral Health Services Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority

Nirmala Dhar is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and Bombay University, India. She is mission driven and has a passion to work with the most vulnerable clients, often with cross sector complex care needs. Nirmala has worked for 36 years in all aspects and programs of behavioral health in the public sector in Missouri, New Jersey, and Oregon. She is a senior policy analyst and the Older Adult Behavioral Health Services Coordinator for Oregon Health Authority ‘s Health Systems Division. In this position she is the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative Project Director, the PASRR Level II Coordinator and subject matter expert. She is the Project ECHO Geriatric Behavioral Health Champion at OHA. Prior to this position she worked for Clackamas County Behavioral Health for 18 years. This included 10 years as the geriatric mental health specialist for the County.

TOPIC for the OCTOBER 9th OCEACT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MEETING:

ACCESSING SERVICES THROUGH ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (ADP)

This session will provide information to better understand the core Adults and People with Disabilities (APD) eligibility criteria and how to make a successful referral to access services. As individuals who receive Assertive Community Treatment age, ensuring they have services that best meet their needs is essential.

This training will include:

  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Understanding cognition and cognitive functioning
  • Community Integration
  • Assessing for IADL’s

There will be time for Q&A and discussion.

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Details

Date:
October 9, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am