Learning Objectives

This topic is important as our population ages and as the issues of aging increasingly come into the therapy room. The people concerned are not only the aging, but also the younger people who may be carers, or simply family members that seek to understand, cope and manage the difficulties that come with aging. We explore stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular depression as we seek to understand the neuropsychological deficits that can occur.

  • 2 part video lecture by Richard Hill

  • Short online quiz after each video to test your learning

  • 1 hour certificate of completion

  • The nature of aging in our modern society

  • Damage to the brain through stroke and TIAs

  • The neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease

  • The implication of vascular depression and how to manage it

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • About this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    The Aging Brain Part 1

    • Part One With Richard Hill

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    The Aging Brain Part 2

    • Part Two With Richard Hill

    • Test your learning

    • Before you go...


Chief Education Director

Richard Hill

Richard Hill began his professional life in the performing arts and is now a practicing psychotherapist, author, educator, and Clinical Science Director and Managing Editor at the Science of Psychotherapy. Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) achieving a B.A. majoring in linguistics, followed by 3 Masters Degrees in Social Ecology, Education, and Brain and Mind Sciences and is now a PhD candidate researching the nature of the person-responsive approach in therapy. His latest book is co-authored with Matthew Dahlitz, The Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Psychotherapy. Richard enjoyed the good fortune to be mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi, PhD who introduced the field of Psychosocial Genomics and is a member of the international research team that studies the impact of therapeutic practice on the genetic level. Richard co-authored The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands with Rossi. His main theoretical proposals concern – The Winner-Loser World Theory; the Curiosity Approach: and the Possibility Solution – which are explored in his numerous books and book chapters. Richard is active internationally including his role as Science Director for CIPPS college in Salerno, Italy, and course consultant at the University Fernando Pessoa in Portugal. He is also Patron of the Australian Society of Clinical Hynotherapists.