5/9: Prof. Bronwyn Keefe Co-Organizes Older Adult Behavioral Health Conference
Prof. Bronwyn Keefe, director of The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research at Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is co-organizer for the upcoming conference, “Healing in Community,” hosted by the MA Older Adult Behavioral Health Network, where Keefe serves as a steering-committee member.
Participants will hear about new initiatives geared towards older adults and behavioral health from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Department of Mental Health, and identify strategies for finding meaning and purpose in the aging process. The conference features two keynote speakers—Reverend. Jacqueline Dyer, PhD, director of the Doctorate of Social Work Program at Simmons University’s School of Social Work; and Dr. Sunita Puri, MD, program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School.
BU School of Social Work is a co-sponsor of the conference. Bronwyn Keefe, PhD, is also assistant dean of workforce and professional development at BUSSW and serves as director of the Network for Professional Education at BUSSW. A leading expert in aging and gerontology, she is passionate about educating practitioners and making an impact on their knowledge, skills and values in key practice areas with older adults, including behavioral health and disability programs and policies.
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 9
8:30am – 4:00 pm (ET)
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Details & Registration
This event is open to the public. Social work and nursing CEUs will be provided.