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ERIC Number: EJ835013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology
Knight, Bob G.; Karel, Michele J.; Hinrichsen, Gregory A.; Qualls, Sara H.; Duffy, Michael
American Psychologist, v64 n3 p205-214 Apr 2009
The aging of the population will increase demand for psychological services for older adults, which challenges the profession of psychology to provide those services. In response to that challenge, professional geropsychology has been developing over the past few decades to meet current and prepare for anticipated future demand. The development of a range of training opportunities is important to enable psychologists to work effectively with older adults. This article describes the Pikes Peak model for training in professional geropsychology. The model is an aspirational, competencies-based approach to training professional geropsychologists that allows for entry points at multiple levels of professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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