Welcome to the Caregiver Briefcase
Psychologists are becoming increasingly involved with the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. 2010 APA President Dr. Carol Goodheart convened a Task Force and charged them with the development of a user-friendly, online Family Caregiver Briefcase to help psychologists and other health professionals assist family caregivers through individual and organizational practice, research, teaching and community service.
This Briefcase provides psychologists at all levels of training and experience with information about:
- How caregiving affects all of us.
- Facts about family caregiving.
- Common caregiving problems.
- How to identify and reach caregivers.
- Roles psychologists have in working with family caregivers.
- Assessment tools and effective interventions.
- Conducting caregiver research.
- Educating and teaching about caregiving.
- Advocating for family caregivers.
- Resources for diverse populations and age groups
In the Caregiver Briefcase
APA/U.S. Administration on Aging/SAMHSA Webinars
On Feb. 13, 2013, APA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) cosponsored a webinar titled “Caregivers as Partners and Clients of Behavioral Health Services.”
On Sept. 14, 2011, APA and AoA co-produced a webinar titled "Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers: Identifying, Engaging and Assisting."
APA Presidential Initiative on Caregivers
APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers Task Force Members: Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD, Chair, Martha Crowther, PhD, MPH, Timothy Elliott, PhD, ABPP, William Haley, PhD, Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, and Sara Honn Qualls, PhD. Carol Goodheart Ed.D., ex-officio member and Deborah DiGilio, MPH, APA Staff Liaison to the Task Force.
- Dr. Goodheart’s Monitor on Psychology® article "Caregiving, What's APA got to do with it?"