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Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Older Adults

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Dec 30th, 2022.

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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Older Adults created by American Psychological Association in 2014.

Publication Date:

May-June 2014

Course Material Author

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  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.

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Course Number 101782
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