Best Practices in Geriatric Psychiatry and Long Term Care

Live webinar held April 22, 2013


This presentation was intended for staff from many levels, disciplines and settings ( both acute care and long term care). Attendees included, behavioral health staff, nurse practitioners, nurses, CNAs, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and Case Manages from both Acute and Long term care.


At the end of this one-hour presentation, participants have learned:

1. A model for how geriatric psychiatry and telemedicine can help facilities to more successfully address the behavioral health needs of their residents, including discussion of cost/reimbursement issues.


Erin M. Morrison, MD

Erin M. Morrison, MD


Erin M. Morrison, MD, is a psychiatrist with the PHS Health Solutions. She received her BS in Biology from University of North Florida in 1998 and MD from the University of South Florida College Of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Morrison completed her internship and residency in Psychiatry at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio through a joint program between Wright State University and the United States Air Force. Dr. Morrison was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the USAF in 1998. After completing her residency, Dr. Morrison served as the staff psychiatrist at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina. She also served a as the chief psychiatrist at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan for 6 months in 2008 and 2009. Dr. Morrison finished her military service as a Major in 2010. Dr. Morrison has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2008.

After completing her military service, Dr. Morrison focused her practice on adult and geriatric psychiatry treating Virginia’s severely mentally ill population. In 2011, Dr. Morrison moved to Texas with her military spouse and began working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, Texas while continuing her practice in geriatric psychiatry through Paradigm Health Services.

E. Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD, AGHEF

E. Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD, AGHEF


E. Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD, AGHEF, received her BA in Management/Psychology from Averett College, MS in Gerontology and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Adult Development and Aging, Geropsychology, and Aging & Human Values.

As an educator, researcher, and previously as a practitioner she has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals across the caregiving and long term care continuum. As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology, she currently works to “Improve Elder Care through Education” through her Teaching, scholarship, and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Welleford provides community education and serves on several boards and committees. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Governor’s Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission. Dr. Welleford is the proud recipient of the 2008 AGHE Distinguished Teacher Award.