IOM study: Mental health and substance use workforce for older adults: In whose hands?
The expected release date is June 2012
The Office on Aging, with support from CONA members past and present, has spent a substantial amount of time providing input to the Institute of Medicine to encourage the accurate representation of psychology research and practice in its upcoming report. APA submitted a white paper, Psychology’s Role in Addressing the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of the Geriatric Population (PDF, 93KB), two Health Care Workforce Data Collection Forms, models of geriatric mental health care that include psychologists on interdisciplinary teams and supporting literature, and descriptions of geropsychology training programs. The expected release date of the report is now June 2012.