Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults

About the Course:

In recent years, professional psychology practice with older adults has been increasing, due both to the changing demography of our population and changes in service settings and market forces. Unquestionably, the demand for psychologists with a substantial understanding of the clinical issues pertaining to older adults will expand in future years as the older population grows and service demands increase, and as cohorts of middle-aged and younger individuals who are attuned to psychological services move into old age. Unfortunately, there is a perceived need for further training and education of psychologists are interested in this area of practice. The present document is intended to assist clinicians in evaluating their own readiness for working clinically with older adults and in seeking and using appropriate education and training to increase their knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to this area of practice, when desired and appropriate.

Publication Date:

May-June 2014


American Psychological Association

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about psychological practice with older adults. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of attitudes, general aspects of aging, clinical issues, assessment, intervention, consultation, and continuing education and training relative to work with older adults.

  2. Describe an effective frame of reference for engaging in clinical work with older adults.

Article: Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults

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Course Number: 101782
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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