Missouri:
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 Missouri — St. Louis (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Neuropsychological Assessment; Seminar in Behavioral Medicine & Health Psychology, Psychopathology & Aging, Health Behaviors & Aging; Cultural Aspects of Aging; Multidisciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology (various courses)

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

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

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: third or fourth year clerkships in hospital settings, conducting neurological assessments, Predoctoral internships are primarily in VA Medical Centers and schools of medicine

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Students are encouraged to complete a graduate certificate in gerontology — includes classes from departments of Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology and Biology

Contact:
Ann M. Steffen, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Missouri — St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Telephone: (314) 516-5382
Email
Gerontology Website

Updated February 2014

Washington University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical, Social, Personality, Cognitive/Experimental

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:

  • Psychology and Aging
  • Social Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology and Aging I: Assessment
  • Clinical Psychology and Aging II: Intervention
  • Psychology of Aging Seminars 1 & 2
  • Weekly Aging & Developmental research seminar

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 9 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: University Fellowships, Teaching Assistan Fellowships, National Institute of Aging Predoctoral Training Fellowships

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: National Institute on Aging BSR Training Grant; other opportunities dependent on individual PI-funded research

Practicum and Internship Placements: Outpatient Psychological Services Center, Outpatient Psychiatry, VA Hospital, Cancer Center, Sleep Medicine Center, Behavioral Medicine Institute, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Inpatient & Outpatient Eating Disorders Treatment Program

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Our program is designed to train students for research and academic careers. Research collaborations are encouraged with schools and departments across the university, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Brown School of Social Work, Public Health, School of Medicine, Olin Business School, and School of Law. The University has a vibrant Center for Aging that encourages interprofessional collaboration.

Contact:
Brian Carpenter, PhD
Department of Psychology, CB 1125
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Telephone: (314) 935-8212
Email
Website

Updated February 2014

Southwest Missouri State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Psychology of Adulthood, Old Age and Adjustment, Dementia

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

Contact Person: None