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Personality Disorders in Older Adults: a Review of Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment

About the Course:

This article reviews recent research on the epidemiology, assessment, and treatment of personality disorders among older adults (>60 years old). The authors also offer clinical implications and recommendations for clinicians who may work with older adults.

This course is based on the article, Personality Disorders in Older Adults: a Review of Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment created by Krystle A. P. Penders, MSc. et al. in 2020.

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Course Material Authors

Krystle A. P. Penders, MSc.

Krystle A. P. Penders, MSc. Is a PhD student at Maastrict University (UM), The Netherlands. She has written several articles on personality disorder and older adults and her work has been published in peer reviewed journals.

Inge G. P. Peeters, PhD

Dr. Inge Peeters (PhD, MSc, PT) currently works at the Department of Family Medicine, Maastricht University and the Academy for Postgraduate Medical Training, Maastricht University Medical Centre, She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Job F. M. Metsemakers, MD

Dr. Metsemakers is on staff at the Department of Family Medicine, School CAPHRI, Care and Publis Health Research Institute, Maastrict University (UM), The Netherlands. He has published multiple papers on various public health issues.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To describe current research on the prevalence of personality disorders among adults over the age of 60

  2. To identify effective assessment instruments/strategies for personality disorders in older adults

  3. To describe current problems and further needs of research for personality disorders in older adults

Course Material

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Course Material

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