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Topic: Working with Couples Near the End of Life Presenters: Amy Rosett, Ph.D. 12:00 p.m. At the LACPA Office, Encino

When: 3/4/2016
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: LACPA Office
17277 Ventura Blvd., #202
Encino 91316
United States
Presenter: Amy Rosett, Ph.D.
Contact: Karen Shore, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016     12:00 - 1:30

Any of us, whether or not we specialize in gerontology, could find a couple in our office who are dealing with issues more common to those in their later years of life.  Working with couples when one or both are near the end of life raises issues rarely discussed, such as helping them face the inevitable losses with candor and grace, and providing a supportive space to face the process of dying and grieving.  Most couples who come to us are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.  But what about those in their late 60’s, or 70s, or 80s…or even later than that?  Dr. Amy Rosett is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in geropsychology. She frequently works with the existential and humanistic issues involved in the end-of-life experience.  Amy will be discussing some of the practical aspects of preparing for death that many partners shy away from talking about - either with each other, with other family members, or with their doctors.  Further, Amy will discuss the countertransferential issues that therapists should be prepared to process including disenfranchised grief.  She willl also be presenting clinical material, primarily based on two couples who were dealing with these issues, with very different outcomes.   

Amy provides individual, couple, and family therapy in her private practice in Encino.  She has worked in several long term care facilities and with elder citizens in her private practice for the past 20 years.  She offers consultation in geropsychology and in practice development, and teaches two classes she created on being a Medicare provider and participating in PQRS.  She taught third year medical students in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.  Amy has also served on the Board of Directors of Psychologists in Long Term Care and is currently their liaison to the ABPP Geropsychology Board.  Amy is also a Past President of LACPA and was on LACPA’s Board of Directors for 10 years.  She is currently LACPA’s Networking Committee Chairperson.  

We hope you will join us for a stimulating meeting! 
REMEMBER - NEW ADDRESS FOR LACPA:  6345 Balboa Blvd, Bldg 2, Suite 126, Encino 91316. The buildings are on the south-west corner of Victory and Balboa, and Bldg 2 is the second building from Balboa.  If you come from the Westside, take the 405 to the 101 and exit going north on Balboa to just before Victory (park on the street or in the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex (6201 Balboa Blvd.) on the west side of Balboa, just south of Victory).  Or take the 405 to Victory (past the 101 if you are coming from the Westside) and exit West onto Victory.  Take it to Balboa and turn left, now heading south.  On your right, you will see the buildings.  Go a bit past the parking lot for the building (we are not allowed to park there during the day), pass the Army’s center to the next driveway, which is for the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex (2nd driveway past the Busway), and park in there.  Or park on the street just south of the sports complex.  Both sides of Balboa have all day free parking.  Allow a 2-3 minute walk to the office door.  Walk into the building’s parking area and go to the second building.  The LACPA office is right by the entrance off the parking lot, on the left if you walk in from the parking area.  Wherever you park, please check the signs. 
Parking at The Encino Office Park lot between the hours of 9am - 6pm is restricted to building tenants only.  We can park there in the evening and on weekends, but not 9 - 6 weekdays. 
If you wish to attend our March 4th meeting, please RSVP to me at karenshorephd@icloud.com.  


"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions does not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."

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