Clinical Geropsychology is an APA recognized specialty area that focuses on the mental health, mental illness, assessment and treatment of older adults. Geropsychology is one of the fastest growing specialty areas within the field of psychology, and those trained in this field can anticipate a broad range of interesting career opportunities.
The William James College pre-doctoral concentration in Geropsychology is designed to encourage and prepare students with an interest in working with older adults; an under- identified and underserved, albeit burgeoning, population. In addition to conducting clinical assessment and psychotherapies, psychologists trained at the doctoral level in Geropsychology can be expected to be recruited to design and implement community and clinical programs, direct departments and clinical centers, and assume a leading role in advocacy and public policy. The Geropsychology concentration offers interested students with a breadth of experience, knowledge and skills to meet the demands of this exciting professional field.
Watch Our Information Session on the Geropsychology Clinical PsyD Concentration.
In this April 2020 informational meeting, Concentration Director Dr. Katherine King and two current geropsychology students (Michelle Jolson and William Dean) discuss William James' geropsychology concentration, Dr. King's research and mentorship, field placement opportunities, the Gero Volunteer Corps, and more.