North Dakota
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.

Minot State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: The psychology course is developmental; the administration on developmental disabilities funds an aging training initiative project that supports student training and practicum work with aging persons who have life long disabilities.

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Health and Physiological Aspects of Aging, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Dynamics of Addiction, Sociology of Aging, Aging practices and Policies, Gerontology Practicum

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

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

Contact: Rita Curl, Ph.D.

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research, Aging Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Contact: Rita Curl, Ph.D.

Practicum and Internship Placements: The work that we are doing with the training grant is designed to improve community-based programs and services for aging persons with disabilities. Currently we are working at improving the availability and participation in leisure and recreational activities.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The work that is related to the aging project requires contact with aging people and service providers in community settings. We will be starting a rural component soon in an attempt to get more variety in activities present in our remote, rural settings.

Contact:
Rita Curl, Ph.D.
Minot State University
Dept of Psychology
Minot, ND 58707
Telephone: (701) 858-3585
Website

University of North Dakota (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical, Experimental

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adulthood and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Aging and Age

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 3-4 Full Time 0 Part Time

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

Contact:: Rich Ferraro

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

Contact: Rich Ferraro

Practicum and Internship Placements: Clinical students go to a variety, including human nutrition center, and local rehab hospitals.

Contact:
Richard Ferraro, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota
Dept of Psychology
P.O. Box 8380
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Telephone: (701) 777-2414
Website