Massachusetts:
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.

Brandeis University

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adult Development and Aging, Lifespan Development: Early and Middle Adulthood, Aging in a Changing World

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 7 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Number of Faculty who are Division 20 members:

Number of Division 20 Fellows: 2

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Department offers full 5-year funding to all Ph.D. students, NIA Training Grant, “Cognitive Aging in a Social Context”, NIGMS  Training Grant, “Brain-Body-Behavior Interface In Learning & Development Across the Lifespan”, Availability of

Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: NIA Training Grant, “Cognitive Aging in a Social Context” Other opportunities in specific labs.

Practicum and Internship Placements: N/A

Contact:
Derek M. Isaacowitz
Department of Psychology
Brandeis University
MS 062
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Telephone: (781) 736-3308
Email
Website

Boston University (Department of Psychology)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Principles of Neuropsychology, Advanced Psychopathology, Life Span Development: Health and Illness, Directed Studies

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

Number of Faculty who are Division 20 members: 1

Number of Division 20 Fellows: 1

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A:

Title of opportunity 1:  Neuropsychology

Brief description: Research assistantship

Contact: Alice Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D.

Title of opportunity 2:  Behavior Genetics, Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA)

Brief description: Research assistantship

Contact: Michael D. Grant, Ph.D.

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A:

Title of opportunity: Open to sponsoring postdocs with funding such as through NRSA

Brief description: Vision and Cognition Laboratory (A. Cronin-Golomb, Director). Neuropsychology, cognition, perception and other aspects of normal aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders

Contact: Alice Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D.

Title of opportunity: Open to sponsoring postdocs with funding such as through NRSA

Brief description: Behavior Genetics Laboratory (M. Lyons, Director).  Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging

Contact: Michael D. Grant, Ph.D.

Practicum and Internship Placements: Clinical neuropsychology. Practicum placements for students in the Clinical Program are arranged with outside clinics, including the Boston VA Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and other institutions.
 

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Neuropsychology and Behavior Genetics are research groups within the Center for Clinical Biopsychology at Boston University. There are other faculty with interests in aging throughout the Department of Psychology, other departments on the BU Charles River Campus and departments at the BU Medical School and its affiliates such as the Boston VA.

Contact:
Alice Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D.
Psychology
Boston University
648 Beacon St., 2nd floor
Boston MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-6476
Email
Website

Boston University (School of Medicine)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A:

  • Human Neuropsychology I & II

  • Functional Neuroanatomy in Neuropsychology

  • Neuroassessment

  • Brain Asymmetry: Functional and Structural Differences Between the Hemispheres

  • Neuropsychology of Perception and Memory

  • Basic Neurosciences

  • Forensic Practice in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience

  • Adult Neurologic Communication Disorders

  • Child Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Directed Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:  None

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 33 Full Time 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Support for students is in form of research assistantships with faculty members on and off campus.

Marlene Oscar Berman, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Telephone: (617) 638-4805

or

Rose Razzino
Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Telephone: (617) 638-4805 
Email 
Website
 
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Dependent on individual faculty members’ funded research grants; varies from year to year.

Practicum and Internship Placements: n/a

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The Ph.D. degree is the only degree offered by the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Boston University School of Medicine (no master’s degree).  Students entering the Program are expected to have met the requirements for the baccalaureate degree and have completed courses required for admission to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.

Contact:
Rose Razzino
Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Boston University School of Medicine
715 Albany St., L-815
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: (617) 638-4805
Fax: (617) 638-4806
Email 

University of Massachusetts (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Independent Study, Clinical Practicums

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research. 

Contact Person(s): Susan Krauss Whitbourne or Patricia Wisocki 

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research, Clinical Internships.

Contact: Patricia Wisocki

Practicum and Internship Placements: Neuropsychology, Inpatient and outpatient therapy, Alzheimer units, Work with caregivers

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Undergraduates with training in geropsychology with an interest in the research practitioner model in clinical psychology are encouraged to apply. Program has strong emphasis in psychosocial, behavioral and research aspects of geropsychology.

Contact:
Susan Krauss Whitbourne
UMASS
Department of Psychology
Amherst, MA  01003
Telephone: (413) 545-4306
Email