California:
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 California, Davis (Human Development)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Biological, Cognitive, Psychosocial, Sociocultural

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Development in Adulthood, Research Methods in Human Development, Cognition and Aging
Adaptation and Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 8 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Teaching and research assistantships are available in-house; research assistantships are also available on funded research projects; a limited number of fellowships are available; contact Lisa Miller (see below).

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities are available with individual faculty members on their funded research projects; contact Lisa Miller (see below).

Practicum and Internship Placements: Internships are available in a number of settings; contact Lisa Miller (see below).

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Additional resources for students in AD&A at UC Davis include Alzheimer’s Disease Center
The Center for Healthy Aging, The Center for Neuroscience, The Imaging in Dementia and Aging (IDeA) Laboratory, The Center for Mind and Brain, Affiliated Psychology Department Faculty.

Contact:
Lisa M. Soederberg Miller
Human Development
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA  95616
Telephone: (530) 752-3955
Fax: (530) 752-5660
Email
Website

University of California, Irvine (Department of Psychology and Social Behavior)

State/country: Irvine, California 

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Late Adulthood and Aging, Seminars in emotion, motivation, social relationships (with emphasis on aging)

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 4 Full Time

Number of Faculty who are Division 20 members: 3

Number of Division 20 Fellows: 1

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships dependent on availability and student eligibility; most students receive support during their graduate studies

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: For information on post-doctoral opportunities, please contact individuals in the department 

Practicum and Internship Placements: No clinical program.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Psychology specializations integrated with AD&A include Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Social/Personality Psychology

Contact:
Suzy Morrison, Research and Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
University of California
3340 Social Ecology Building II
Irvine, CA 92697-7085
Telephone: (949) 824-9526
Fax: (949) 824-3002
Email
Website

California State University, Sacramento (Department of Gerontology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental integrated into other courses

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adulthood and Aging in Human Development

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: Varies with student interest; variety of local agencies

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The program is and interdisciplinary undergraduate, minor/certificate program. We are beginning a graduate certification program in 2000.

Contact:
Dr. Cheryl Osborne
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6096
Telephone: (916) 278-9163
Email 
Website

Claremont Graduate University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Cognitive, Developmental

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Aging and Cognition, Memory, Adult Development

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 3 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research 

Contacts:
Leah Light
Telephone: (909) 607-3823 
Deborah Burke
Telephone: (909) 607-2440

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments: None

Contact: 
Jessica Johnson
Psychology Department
Claremont Graduate School
123 E. Eight Street
Claremont, CA  91711
Telephone: (909) 621-8084
Website

The Fielding Institute (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Certificate program in geropsychology planned for 2000, PhD in geropsychology planned for 2002

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 3 Full Time, 6 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments: None

Contact:
Jerry Nims, PhD
3066 Markridge Drive
Reno, NV 89509
Telephone: (702) 329-3030
Email 
Website

University of La Verne (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical, Community Psychology

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Aging, Professional Issues in Gerontology, Social/Cultural Aspects of Aging, Physiology of Aging, Counseling Older Adults

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

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research

Practicum and Internship Placements: Community mental health. In the process of identifying senior centers for possible practicum opportunities.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: We will have a concentration in Geropsychology within the Psy.D. program, along with a certificate in Gerontology, in collaboration with the Gerontology Doctoral Program.

Contact: 
Dr. Valerie B. Jordan
Doctoral Program Chair
Department of Behavioral Sciences
1950 3rd Street
La Verne, CA  91750
Telephone: (909) 593-3511 ext. 4174
Email
Website

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adult Development and Aging, Applied Gerontology 2 & 3

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

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None 

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: APA approved

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact: 
Larry Thompson
935 East Meadow 
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone: (650) 843-3523
Email
Website

San Jose State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adulthood and Aging, Lifespan Development

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time, 2 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:
Robert Cooper
Psychology Department
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA  95192-0120
Telephone: (408) 924-5600
Email 
Website

University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Department of Psychology: Clinical-Aging Track)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Seminar in Clinical Neuropsychology, Research Design in Developmental Psychology, Didactic-practicum in Psychotherapy with Older Adults, Life Span Developmental Psychology, Multidisciplinary Research Seminar in Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full-time, 5 Part-time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: All students accepted into the program are offered 5 years of support, Provost’s Fellowships and Provost’s Minority Fellowships, Merit Fellowships, Email

National Institute on Aging Multidisciplinary Training Grant:  Email

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A:  National Institute on Aging Multidisciplinary Training Grant,  

Up to 2 years of postdoctoral fellowship:  Email 

Practicum and Internship Placements:  Practicum: Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center; USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Clinical Internship: doctoral students apply nationally to accredited clinical psychology internships. The department does not have an internship program.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The clinical science program at USC is a research-oriented program that integrates a strong empirical emphasis with clinical concerns. Clinical aging graduates currently work in a variety of settings: academic departments of psychology, academic departments in Schools of Medicine, VA medical centers, community agencies that serve older adults.

Contact:
Dr. Margaret Gatz
Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
Department of Psychology
Los Angeles CA 90089-1061
Telephone: (213) 740-2212
Fax: (213) 746-5994
Email
Website