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Research / Discovery

Reports from cutting edge research on aging

March 5, 2009

Do you work in a profession that serves older adults and their families? Colorado State offers free, monthly seminars that report cutting-edge research conducted by CSU and other universities in the nation. Bring your lunch and join us on Monday, March 9 at noon in the Lory Student Center, room 213-215 to hear about this month's topic.

The complexities of aging

The Colorado State University Center on Aging in the College of Applied Human Sciences invites you to its next Aging Research Colloquium Series seminar on Monday, March 9 at noon in the Lory Student Center, room 213-215

The speaker is Louise Quijano, assistant professor in the CSU School of Social Work. 

Cutting-edge research

The Aging Research Colloquium Series, or ARCS, features cutting-edge research in aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. The overall goal of ARCS is to help people gain a better understanding of the complexities of the human aging process, including the potential for well aging as well as the limitations that may be set by illness and unfavorable living conditions. 

Efficacy of cultural & linguistic adaptation in treatment

The title of the Monday, March 9 seminar is, Vida Tranquila II: A cognitive behavioral intervention for older Latino primary care patients with generalized anxiety disorder.

This presentation describes a study that was designed to determine the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral treatment, or CBT, intervention for older Spanish-speaking Latino primary care patients with generalized anxiety disorder.

The study takes place in a federally qualified health clinic in Greeley, Colo., and uses bilingual and bicultural master of social work students to implement the program. The social work students are trained to deliver a culturally and linguistically adapted CBT intervention designed for older primary care patients.

Additionally, students are trained to work in an integrated behavioral health and primary care setting. Outcomes will focus on comparing baseline anxiety scores with three months and six month scores.


Contact: Manfred Diehl
E-mail: Manfred.Diehl@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1767