Aging and Mental Health in Social Context

CLI GE552 - Aging and Mental Health in Social Context

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of theoretical and applied clinical geropsychology. The course will situate clinical work with older adults in the contexts of family, biology, and the intersections of identity across culture and time. Students will build upon their existing knowledge of developmental psychology and develop a more advanced understanding of late-life psychological development. Student will develop the ability to apply theory to clinical work with older adults. Students will integrate essential geropsychology knowledge into case formulation and evidence-based practice. Students will also better understand sources of bias (e.g., ageism) that may impact work with the population. The course will also provide an overview of common mental health conditions and evidence-based interventions from multiple theoretical perspectives.