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Also available on demand March 21 – May 20, 2024

Aligning Care and Disrupting Stigmas in Mental Health for Marginalized Older Adults

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
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Explore the unique challenges faced by older adults from marginalized backgrounds and how strategic disruption can amplify their voices, challenge stereotypes, and create a more inclusive mental health landscape.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Learn about the critical disconnect between mental and physical healthcare in older adults and the necessity of integrated care to ensure better patient outcomes.
  • Discover insights on care management for depression, dementia and substance misuse in marginalized older adults and understand the necessity for more personalized, targeted approaches.
  • Gain profound insights into real-world implementations of strategic disruption and collaborative care models, focusing on reducing stigmas and promoting mental health wellness.


Rakshitha MohankumarRakshitha Mohankumar, MA (she/her/hers), is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at UNLV. Mohankumar completed her Master’s in Research and Experimental Psychology at San Jose State University in 2022, where her thesis focused on cultural influences on mental health perceptions. She previously worked at the Palo Alto VA on research projects and with veterans, focusing on substance use and weight management.





Brenna N. RennBrenna N. Renn, PhD (she/her/hers), is a clinical geropsychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she directs the TREATment Lab. Her research aims to improve access to mental health care and has produced more than 50 publications and 10 book chapters across topics in geriatrics/geriatric mental health, integrated primary and behavioral healthcare, and the behavioral health workforce. She is an executive board member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Geropsychology and is passionate about training the next generation of geriatric mental healthcare providers, particularly across interprofessional and integrated care settings.