Clinical Consultation and Teaching

Clinical Consultation

The Cornell Project on Elder Abuse and Neglect facilitates interdisciplinary case planning and provides linkages with existing resources to the medical community at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and to other organizations upon request. Our staff and faculty are leaders in detecting, assessing, and intervening in cases of elder abuse and neglect and have written widely on these topics. Weill Cornell Medical College faculty have been instrumental in creating and convening the Manhattan Elder Abuse Case Coordination and Review Team (EACCRT), a multidisciplinary group of over 40 physicians, social workers, attorneys, and other professionals who meet monthly to discuss difficult cases of elder abuse in an interdisciplinary forum. Several Cornell faculty were also directly involved in the creation of the American Medical Association's Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Elder Abuse and Neglect.

We have developed educational handouts for older adults on elder abuse and crime prevention. Each handout is informative and practical, easy-to-read and available in English and Spanish.

For additional geriatric psychosocial handouts covering a range of pertinent topics (e.g., depression, anxiety, memory loss, suicide, loss of independence, grief and loss, hospice, supportive home services and many others), please go to


Faculty members with the Cornell Project on Elder Abuse and Neglect have lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of elder abuse and neglect to scientific, clinical, and other audiences. Some topics have included:

  • Clinical Evaluation of Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Community Academic Partnerships to Combat Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • "Could Self-Neglect in Older Adults be a Geriatric Syndrome?"
  • Crime Victimization in Older Adults
  • Effective Use of REBT with Elder Abuse Victims
  • Elder Abuse: Clinical Social Work Interventions
  • Elder Mistreatment: An International Perspective
  • Helping Elder Abuse Victims: Mental Health Perspectives
  • Resident to Resident Elder Mistreatment in Long Term Care Facilities
  • Self-Neglect in Older Adults
  • Strategies for Assisting Reluctant Elder Abuse Victims
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