The branch of psychology dealing with the mental health of older adults and the study of the process of aging.
Also called geriatric psychology; gerontological psychology.
We encourage you to read this manuscript Building foundational knowledge competencies in professional geropsychology: CoPGTP Recommendations
It includes results and recommendations from a workgroup’s survey of professional geropsychologists regarding which topics should be prioritized in a continuing education (CE) course at the exposure level of training in Professional Geropsychology for an audience of generalist psychologists with little or no prior education or training related to adult development and aging who want to expand their professional work to include older adults. We also hope it will be used by geropsychologists who seek to create training curricula. Many thanks to Dr. Greg Hinrichsen for all his work chairing this initiative as well as the other members of the workgroup.
Congratulations to VA Boston for receiving CoPGTP’s 2018 Excellence in Geropsychology Training Award!
This program is a member at the internship and fellowship level and was awarded for the development of an outpatient cognitive and capacity assessment training clinic for psychology interns at VA Boston. The clinic aims to provide comprehensive training in capacity assessment of vulnerable older adults in an outpatient setting. To learn more about this deserving program, click here: