Alabama:
Graduate studies in the psychology of adult development and aging

Following are data on academic programs in the state that provide a specialization in adult development and aging. Data include titles of courses and seminars offered number of faculty with a specialization in adult development and aging, psychology specializations integrated with the study of adult development and aging, administrative organization of the program, availability of assistantships and traineeships in the program, practicum and internship placement opportunities, and web addresses and contact persons for the program.

University of Alabama (Department of Psychology)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Clinical Psychology of Aging
  • Geropsychology Practicum
  • Neuropsychological Assessment

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 5 Full Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A:

  1. Faculty have grant positions available for graduate students.
  2. Fellowships are available through the University.
  3. The Psychology department offers traditional teaching and research assistantships.

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: N/A

Practicum and Internship Placements:

  • University of Alabama Geropsychology Clinic
  • Inpatient Geropsychiatric (The Mary Harper Center)
  • Center for Mental Health and Aging
  • Tuscaloosa VA Hospital
  • Other Medical Centers

Other Relevant Information and Comments: We have a clinical geropsychology concentration within our clinical program and faculty with aging interests in our cognitive psychology program.

Contact:
Forrest Scogin
Department of Psychology
University of Alabama
Box 870348
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348
Telephone: (205) 348-1924
Fax: (205) 348-8648
Email 
Website

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A:

  • Lifespan Developmental
  • Medical (Clinical) Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience/Cognition

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:

  • Psychology of Aging
  • Seminar in Cogitive Development (Lifespan)
  • Geriatric and Gerontology Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum (includes a Gerontology Certificate)
  • Social Gerontology
  • Sociology of Life Cycle
  • Seminars in Adult Development and Aging: Center for Aging Scientific
  • Seminar Series
  • Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 7 Full Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: NIA training grant, "Clinical an Behavioral Training in Gerontology". Traineeship includes tuition fees, travel, and supplies. PI, Karlene Ball, Ph.D. Twelve different faculty members in adult development and aging serve as preceptors/mentors to trainees. Contact Kathy McConnell, Telephone: (205) 934-2610

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: NIA training grant, "Clinical and Behavioral Training in Gerontology". PI, Karlene Ball, Ph.D. Twelve different faculty members in adult development and aging serve as preceptors/mentors to post-doctoral fellows. Contact Kathy McConnell, Telephone: (205) 934-2610.

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments: This program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Lifespan Developmental program that interfaces with a university-wide Center for Aging (in the School of Medicine) an NIA-funded Center (the Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology) and the NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. There are 130+ faculty members involved in adult development and aging across campus.

Contact
Dr. Karlene Ball, Director of the Graduate Program in Lifespan
Developmental Psychology
Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
109 Holley-Mears Building, 924 19th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-2100
Telephone: (205) 934-2610
Fax: (205) 975-2295
Website
Email

University of South Alabama (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Cognitive

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: None

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments: None

Contact
Mark Faust, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
Telephone: (334) 460-6321