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JC JoyAge Professional Workshop on Get Busy Get Better: Helping Older Adults Beat the Blues Program
posted by Faculty of Social Sciences for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Education

Event Details

Professor Laura N. Gitlin
Distinguished University Professor
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Drexel University

Professor Catherine V. Piersol
Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Late-life depression is a common mental health condition affecting around 9.7% of the older population in Hong Kong, and yet access to depression care remains a significant public health concern in this population. Get Busy Get Better: Helping Older Adults Beat the Blues (GBGB) is a 10-session community-integrated home-based intervention designed for older people with depressive symptoms. The intervention consists of 5 interrelated treatment components, including case management, referral and linkage, depression education, stress reduction, and behavioral activation. Accumulating evidence indicates that GBGB is an efficacious and cost-effective intervention for managing depressive symptoms and improving quality of life in old age. The workshop will cover the theoretical and empirical basis of GBGB, and focus on developing skills and techniques necessary for applying GBGB to support older people with depressive symptoms.

Date/Time10/08/2018 14:00-17:00
VenueCYPP2, LG1, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 31/07/2018 15:00(HKT) to 10/08/2018 10:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 140.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Allison Ng by email at