Cognition, the Brain, and Aging - 5th Edition (Self-Study)



Come and identify the various factors that influence cognitive aging. Explore the neurobiological changes that occur in the aging brain. Examine how attentional processes and executive functions are affected by aging. And, learn strategies to maintain and improve attention and executive control in older adults.

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This seminar aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of cognitive aging, its neurobiological basis, and factors that influence cognitive health in older adults. By promoting knowledge of evidence-based interventions and practical strategies, you will be able to contribute to enhancing the cognitive well-being and quality of life of aging populations.

What will you learn from this seminar?

  1. Define cognitive aging and understand the normal changes that occur in cognitive functions with aging
  2. Identify the various factors that influence cognitive aging, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors
  3. Examine how changes impact cognitive functions and memory
  4. Learn about different methods and tools used to assess cognitive abilities in older adults
  5. Explore the relationship between memory and cognitive aging
  6. Understand the different types of memory and their changes with age
  7. Examine the concept of cognitive reserve and its role in protecting against cognitive decline
  8. Discuss the potential for learning and cognitive training to mitigate cognitive decline in aging
  9. Learn about the concept of neuroplasticity and its role in cognitive aging
  10. Understand how brain reserve can influence cognitive resilience in older adults

During this 2-hour seminar, we will guide you through an experiential learning process where you will be learning what it takes to help your clients, and how to implement that in daily practice.

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Who is this for?

This course is for any clinician invested in learning new or honing existing skills to be able to use in dynamic ways to support their patients and clients and to end suffering.


This course is eligible for 2 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New York State

For more information about CEU approval, please click here.

Format: Self-Study Online Seminar

Here's what attendees have been saying about SWEET seminars:

"The entire course shared well-researched information in an engaging manner. It allowed me to unpack Implicit bias from a different lens." - Josephine, LMSW

"I enjoy the organization, and the additional clinical observations that extend the learning objectives" - Donna Sue, LCSW

"I would recommend the seminar because the presentation was educational and enjoyable." - Barbara, LCSW-R

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Your Facilitator and Co-Facilitator

Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW
Mardoche Sidor, MD & Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW

Mardoche Sidor, MD, is a Harvard-trained Quadruple Board Certified Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, School of Physicians and Surgeons, trained in and taught all major psychotherapeutic modalities, including and not limited to CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is also the author of 11 books including Journey to Empowerment, Discovering Your Worth, The Power of Faith. and, The Art of Living. Dr. Sidor has worked both as a primary care physician and Medical Director in three different settings, including a Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). He is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute. His 11th book, entitled, NLP for Clinicians is now available to the public.

Karen Dubin, PhD, LCSW, is a Columbia-trained Social Worker with wide clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. She also has a background in management, mentorship, and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Her added passion is in advocacy and coaching. She has previously held Executive level positions, and two other directorships in different organizations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and Adelphi University School of Social Work. She also maintains a private practice, provides supervision, and clinical and management training. She is also a personal and executive-level coach. She is a main facilitator for the SWEET Institute.

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