APA Office on Aging provides input on IOM report

The Office on Aging is devoting considerable energy to assuring that psychology is given significant attention in the report being developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations. APA submitted a white paper, Psychology’s Role in Addressing the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of the Geriatric Population (PDF, 93KB) and the IOM Health Care Workforce Data Collection Form in June. In October, we provided additional information on Innovative Models of Geriatric Mental and Behavioral Health Programs Incorporating Interdisciplinary Team Care and descriptions of Geropsychology Programs at Doctoral and Internship/Postdoctoral, and Post Licensure Training.  Additional data from the recently completed Survey of Professional Geropsychology Training and Experiences will also be submitted.