Geriatric Care & Death, Loss and Grief
January 15 - January 16
Workshop Agenda:
The 21st century senior citizens are sandwiched between two very different worlds, which is undeniably met with some challenging mental health concerns, coupled with inevitable thoughts about death and loss.

This thoughtfully curated workshop will equip you with:
  • methods to care for the elderly
  • knowledge about geriatric mental health conditions and psychological support
  • insights into the meaning and impact of death, loss and grief
  • an enhanced understanding about quality of life
Who can attend this
Register right away if any one of these apply to you:
  • a student of psychology or a practicing psychologist
  • an advocate of mental health
  • a passionate and curious learner
  • an open
  • minded, kind, and respectful human
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the factors that contribute to the improved mental health of the elderly
  • Conceptualize the challenges of the primary caregiver
  • Improve empathy towards individual experiences
  • Approach the subject of death and loss objectively and empathetically
  • Contextualize the stages of grief
  • Practice the skills needed in order to allow clients to process loss in adaptive ways
  • Modify therapeutic techniques while approaching an elderly person's case
  • Communicate healthy self-care techniques for the elderly
  • Get a certificate on successful completion
Divya Bhatia
Divya Bhatia helps her clients develop a better awareness of their surroundings and gives them the strength to deal with present-day problems. She also aids her clients to work on their emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, stress and anxiety. In her practice, she has worked extensively with the geriatric population which informs her experientially-driven approach as a trainer. With over 138 million elderly persons in India, her expertise in geriatric care and practice can be highly beneficial for those seeking to understand how to better care for the elderly. She focuses on mental health amongst the elderly, how to notice signs and symptoms, and how to help them cope with their mental health.
Nithya J. Rao
As a rehabilitation psychologist, Nithya J. Rao has specialised in addressing concerns related to grief and individual growth, among many others. She uses existential and gestalt approaches to therapy, and her expansive practice has allowed her to deeply explore the nature of emotional and physical trauma experienced by her clients, predominantly relating to death, loss and grief. As a trainer, she is eager to share her knowledge and encourage reflective discussions about the ways in which people can process death and embrace life.
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