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2023 Leon and Josephine Winkelman Memorial Virtual Lecture | Day 2


The Leon and Josephine Winkelman Memorial Lecture was established at the University of Michigan School of Social Work by the Winkelman brothers - Stanley J., John, Frederick R., and Henry R. - as a memorial to their parents.

The lecture series provides a forum for the presentation of new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and the helping professions in the field of gerontology, and for the discussion of the application of such knowledge to the development of social policy, the organization and management of social welfare services, and the delivery of social work services.

This event is complimentary - Registration is required

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A Person-Centered Approach to Avoiding Fraud and Financial Exploitation

This workshop addresses financial exploitation of older adults. Dr. Lichtenberg is one of the foremost authorities on this issue. He will discuss the many ways that older adults fall prey to both legal and illegal financial scams.

Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, Director, Institute of Gerontology and the Merril Palmer Skillman Institute, Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University


Keynote Speaker Peter A. Lichtenberg

Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. After his internship he completed a post doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School where he also became a faculty member. A clinician and researcher throughout his career Dr. Lichtenberg, one of the first board certified Clinical Geropsychologists in the nation, has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer’s disease, medical rehabilitation and with those suffering from late life depression. He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. He created several person-centered financial decision-making and vulnerability scales which all can be accessed on the website He has authored 7 books and over 200 scientific articles in Geropsychology including being the senior editor for the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. He serves as the 2022 President of the Gerontological Society of America.


Event Details

  • Online
  • Emma Krzyzaniak
  • 2/22/2023 - 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
This event has no location.

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