Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities in Accessing Geriatric Behavioral Health Services

Due to extraordinary demand, we have closed registration for this event.
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am | 2 CEUs
The Pavilion At Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the barriers the geriatric population face accessing behavioral health services.
  • Increase knowledge of appropriate interventions needed to allow easier access for these individuals.
  • Understand challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers when providing treatment for patients with comorbid conditions.
  • Recognize appropriate interventions to facilitate continuity of care once patients have returned to their residence.   



Psychiatrist Norriece Gibson has worked for The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place since 2017. Dr. Gibson received a Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her psychiatry residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Gibson holds a board certification in general psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is ABPN board-certified in geriatric psychiatry.

Amy Zellers is the behavioral wellness educator for Williamsburg Place. She is a registered nurse with over 24 years of experience in various healthcare settings that included working with senior medically-frail behavioral health patients who were diagnosed with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. She has provided community outreach education for clinicians and the general public. Zellers received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from Kent State University in Ohio.

Elisha Miller is the clinical nurse liaison at Williamsburg Place. Elisha is a registered nurse and a 2012 graduate from TNCC. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University. Miller has previously worked as a nursing director for Home Helpers, and as a charge nurse for Riverside Behavioral Health Center. She has been with the Williamsburg Place business development team for a year.