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Young Onset Dementia: What Health Professionals Need to Know – Series of 3 Workshops – Workshop #3

June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join APA in a Series of 3 Workshops with Continuing Education

This three-part continuing education series is designed to increase awareness in health professionals of the signs, symptoms and lived experience of people living with young onset dementia and their care partners.

The series will take place June 10-24. Each session is scheduled for 1 hour and 30 minutes and will start at 1:00 pm EDT.

Continuing Education credit is included in the registration fee. Each session offers 1.5 CE Credit. If you are not able to attend the live broadcast, you will receive an archived version of each session within 5 days of the live broadcast and will still have the opportunity to earn CE credits.

This webinar series is made possible through a collaboration between the American Psychological Association and Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia.

Select all 3 webinars to qualify for the bundle pricing. For APA members, discount is applied at checkout.

Bundle Package: $80 APA members | $125 Nonmembers
Sessions can be purchased individually: $35 APA members | $50 Nonmembers

Live webinars do not provide close captioning. After the live air date all webinars are converted to video on-demand programs. The video on-demand programs include close captioning of the presentation.

Workshop #3: Young Onset Dementia: The Role of Therapists
Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT/ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT/ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Venue: This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Description: Counselors can be a significant support for diagnosis and treatment of young onset dementia. If counselors can more easily recognize the possibility of dementia, referrals can be facilitated for diagnosis and care. As dementia progresses, treating professionals can also support young onset dementia clients with increasing coping skills, maintaining independence, and improving quality of life. This workshop is designed to support the treating professional by examining the specific practice logistics (confidentiality, documentation, payment, coordination of care, family work, office policies/procedures, etc.) required for supporting dementia clients and their families long term.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a therapeutic approach for supporting individuals with dementia and care partners to live more fully long-term.
  • Create strategies to support practice management (e.g. paperwork, documentation and payment considerations, coordination of care, family work, office policies/procedures) when working with individuals living with young onset dementia and care partners.
  • Describe the supportive and consultative resources available to therapists, people living with dementia and their care partners.


Pamela Corsentino is a Gerontologist and Licensed Professional Counselor serving older adults, those living with dementia and their care partners. Pamela is actively engaged as a dementia advocate at the local, state and national level. She has presented on the topics of aging/dementia at Gerontological and Counseling conferences as well as conducting many community facing webinars. Pamela is also the Director of Support Services for the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

Laura Jalbert, LCSW is an LCSW and the owner of Mindful Transitions, LLC. Laura’s clinical experience includes managing an Assisted Living Memory care unit, inpatient work with adults and seniors needing emergency medical and mental health assessment, crisis stabilization, intervention, and, later, outpatient work in a psychiatric office setting prior to starting Mindful Transitions.


June 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT