Speakers: Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP and Laura Porter, PhD

Date: April 5th, 2024 12pm- 3pm CT

Description: Built on the foundation of the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility), the 4Ms – Behavioral Health (4Ms-BH) provides mental health and substance use clinicians with a unique version of the framework to guide and enhance care for older adults. This eight-hour live online series will provide essential background knowledge about the needs of older adults in mental health and substance use settings, practical tools for assessing and applying the 4Ms-BH across professions and theoretical orientations, and strategies to support framework sustainability. The series includes a three-hour overview webinar followed by five monthly one-hour sessions to apply and solidify training content. Free continuing education credits will be provided at the conclusion of the full series following completion of the post-test and evaluation.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System – Behavioral Health and describe the connections between the 4Ms.
  • Describe the unique needs of older adults regarding mental health and substance use.
  • Utilize tools for assessing and acting on the 4Ms-BH.
  • Identify strategies and tools for sustaining this framework in their practice settings.