ABA/APA Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults

For Psychologists 

diminished-capacityAssessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists (PDF, 1.3MB)
This publication is designed to give psychologists and other health care providers important information to help guide their work with older adults.


For Lawyers

diminished-capacity-lawyersAssessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Lawyers (PDF, 434KB)
This handbook offers a conceptual framework and practice tips for addressing problems of client capacity, in some cases with help from a clinician.


For Judges

judicial-determinationJudicial Determination of Capacity of Older Adults: A Handbook for Judges (PDF, 889KB)
This handbook overviews capacity determination, examines the role of judges, provides judges with a summary of the kinds of fuctioning assessed, and suggests a five-step model for assessment.


Request Form

For Psychologists: Online Request Form for Psychologist handbook (PDF, 44KB)