The Mental Health and Aging Network Award recognizes outstanding programs and services in mental health and aging within the membership of ASA. Awardees must have made significant contributions or exemplary service to the mental health of older adults, including dementia care, through research, education, policy planning, advocacy or mental health services. The programs must be able to demonstrate effectiveness, and include diverse or underserved populations. Winners will be honored by the Mental Health and Aging Network at the AiA conference.
Dr. Arbore began his career in the field of aging in 1973. He is the founder and the Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program of Institute on Aging in San Francisco. Patrick conducts workshops and presents lectures locally and nationally on aging related subjects including elderly suicide prevention, hoarding, substance abuse, compassion fatigue, communication, depression, traumatic loss, and many others. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topic, including a chapter he co-authored entitled “Suffering and the Caring Professional” in When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in End-of-Life Care (2006). He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Human Services Division at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. Patrick has also been a part-time Lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2002, Patrick was the co-recipient of the Gloria A. Cavanaugh Award for excellence in training and education in aging presented by the American Society on Aging.
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