Caring for People with Challenging Behaviors in Long-Term Care

Speaker(s): Stephen Weber Long, Ph.D.

This seminar teaches participants effective ways to prevent, reduce, eliminate, and cope with many of the common behavior problems exhibited by long-term care residents. Dr. Long explains an upbeat, person-centered approach that focuses on encouraging positive behaviors, utilizing teamwork, and finding solutions to behavior problems.
Participants will learn to

  • understand why long-term care residents do what they do
  • encourage positive behavior among residents
  • find solutions to difficult behavior
  • cope with caregiver stress
  • overcome obstacles to using effective interventions
  • create treatment plans to address problem behaviors

Seminar length:
1 day

Number of participants:

Who will benefit from this seminar:
All long-term care staff, including direct care staff, clerical staff, house keeping and food service staff; all professionals involved in long-term care settings, including medical staff supervisors, and administrators—as well as those training for positions and roles in long-term care settings

Seminar fee:
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Long_StephenStephen Weber Long, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. He received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley/Alameda, California, and a postdoctoral diploma in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy from Adelphi University.

Beginning in 1992, Dr. Long was the Extended Care staff psychologist at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Northport, New York for 15 years. As staff psychologist, he served as a trainer to caregiving staff, counselor to patients and residents, and consultant to the medical center’s supervisors and administrators. Overlapping with his time in the Extended Care staff psychologist position at the Northport VA, Dr. Long maintained a private psychoanalytic practice, served as the president of the Adelphi Society for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapy, and as an executive board member of the Postdoctoral Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Adelphi University’s Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies.

Since the publication of the first edition of Caring for People with Challenging Behaviors: Essential Skills and Successful Strategies in Long-Term Care, Dr. Long has continued the general practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, has provided staff training to extended-care facilities in the United States, and has continued in his role as a consultant to extended-care administrators and supervisors.


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