Multidisciplinary Competencies in the care of older adults

CONA advocates for APA endorsement of these important competencies.

CONA is currently shepherding Multidisciplinary Competencies in the Care of Older Adults at the Completion of the Entry-level Health Professional Degree through APA Governance in hopes of APA endorsement. APA was involved in the American Geriatrics Society convened Partnership for Health in Aging that developed the competencies. CONA believes endorsement of the Multidisciplinary Competencies is consistent with and provides an actionable response to one of APA’s current strategic initiatives: “Forge strategic alliances with health care organizations to include psychologists in integrated health care services.” Moreover, endorsement by APA will serve to validate the participation of our organization in additional, interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts in the future.