2022.09.21 | Prioritizing Emotional Well-Being & Resilience in the Care of Older People

A collaboration between CCSME and the University of New England Centers for Excellence in Collaborative Education, and Aging and Health | 12 PM to 1:30 PM



In collaboration with UNE Centers for Excellence in Collaborative Education, and Aging and Health, CCSME is offering this presentation to explore the pursuit of holistic wellness, emotional wellbeing, and fulfillment of unique needs beyond physical health for older adults.

Learning objectives:

Describe the knowledge and skills needed to apply a wellness model to the care of older adults.

Illustrate the application of skills associated with older adult wellness in an inter-professional context.

Identify barriers/challenges to applying a wellness approach to practice with older adults.

Learning outcome:

Obtain a broader perspective on how wellness and resilience can be promoted in older adult populations.


Matthew Fullen, Ph.D Dr. Fullen is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech where he teaches in the counselor education program. Dr. Fullen’s research, teaching, and advocacy focus on the mental health needs of older adults, with an emphasis on developing programs to enhance resilience and wellness among older adults, preventing suicide in later life, and addressing gaps in Medicare mental health policy. Dr. Fullen’s research has been funded by both public and private entities, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as The Mather Institute. He recently received the American Counseling Association’s Top Research Award (2021) for his study on Medicare reimbursement challenges faced by counseling professionals.


September 21, 2022

12 pm to 1:30 pm EDT



Contact hours A completed evaluation is required to receive contact hours for the following:

Up to 1.5 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians

1.5 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1.5 Continuing Education Units for Social Workers are provided. University of New England is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Social Workers.

1.5 contact hour for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

1.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.