Csomay Center - The Geriatric Mental Health Training (Introduction)
The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the HCGNE. The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.
This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users. Additional information about the revised GMHTS programs is provided in the following documents:
- The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series: A brief overview
- The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series: Six core topics
- Using the GMHTS: Description of Program Materials
We strongly encourage anyone who uses HCGNE training materials to provide feedback about their experience by completing an evaluation. We are also happy to answer any questions that you may have about the training products offered or their use.