Resources on aging issues

Access these helpful resources online.
  • Psychological Services in Long-term Care Resource Guide (2013) (PDF, 196KB)
    This guide, recently updated by Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, and Victor Molinari, PhD, provides a set of resources that capture the state of the art in psychological services to older adults and especially to those in long-term care. 

  • Multicultural Aging Resource Guide (2013)
    A joint effort of the APA Office on Aging and Yvette Tazeau, PhD, chair of the Div. 12-II (Society of Clinical Geropsychology) Diversity Committee, this resource guide is a useful tool for maintaining one’s awareness of multicultural health issues in the aging population. 

  • APA Continuing Education Programs: 

    • Blueprint for Change: Achieving Integrated Health Care for an Aging Population 
      The purpose of this online book-based CE offering is to examine and provide guidance for how psychologists can work with other health care professionals, individuals and families to ensure appropriate, effective and integrated health care for the increasing number of older adults. 

    • PsycAdvocates 
      These highly interactive advocacy training modules were developed by Nina G. Levitt, EdD, Diane Elmore, PhD, MPH, and Sheila Lane Forsyth, MEd, and are a joint collaboration between the APA Education Government Relations and Public Interest Government Relations Offices. The modules are designed to provide psychologists, psychology students/trainees and others with the skills to become effective public policy advocates at federal, state and local levels.

  • Pikes Peak Geropsychology Knowledge and Skill Assessment Tool (PDF, 149KB) developed by the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. This evaluation tool is for learners who are working to develop knowledge and skills for providing optimal care to older adults, their families and related care systems. Psychology trainees, their supervisors and practicing psychologists may use this tool to evaluate progress in developing geropsychology competencies, and to help define ongoing learning goals and training needs. 

  • Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Report from the Task Force on Specific Populations (PDF, 499KB).
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released this report as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The Task Force found commonality in the issues that these three populations face, and the report summarizes 21 recommendations for further exploration.  

  • Elder Abuse and Its Prevention Workshop Summary is now available on The IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention.

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) for Geropsychology Webinar conducted by Victor Molinari, PhD, ABPP, Andrew Heck, PsyD, and Rebecca Allen, PhD, is now available.