Pennsylvania
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.

Duquesne University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Introduction to Neuropsychology and Aging

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

Practicum and Internship Placements: Practicum at Lutheran Center for Research on Aging

Other Relevant Information and Comments: We are developing the AD&A field and expect other practicum and internship opportunities in the future

Contact:
Roger Brooke, Ph.D. 
Psychology Clinic
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA  15282
Telephone: (612) 396-6563

LaSalle University (Department of Psychology) 

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Issues of Aging, Behavioral Management, Psychotherapy with Older Adults, Neuropsychology 2 & 3

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time, 2 Part Time

Practicum and Internship Placements: We are currently in the process of developing both practicum and internship sites

Other Relevant Information and Comments: We are a new program and are seeking accreditation from APA

Contact:
John A. Smith
Doctor of Psychology Program
LaSalle University
Philadelphia, PA  19141
Telephone: (215) 951-1351

Lehigh University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental, Social Cognition, Cognitive

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Seminar in Cognitive Aging, Personality and Social Development in Adulthood, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging, Seminar in Adult Development

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

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Teaching assistantships 
  
Contact:
Diane T. Hyland
Psychology Department
Lehigh University
17 Memorial Drive
Bethlehem, PA  18015
Telephone: (610) 758-3631
Website

Pennsylvania State University (Department of Human Development and Family Studies)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental, Family Studies, Prevention (applied)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Human Development Across the Lifespan, Developmental Theory, Human Development Intervention Theory, Development through Adulthood, Programs and Services in Gerontology, Seminar in Adult Development and Aging, Seminar in Midlife Development, Colloquium (Gerontology), Special Topics in Adulthood and Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 6 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: All graduate students are supported by assistantships from College and University sources, research funds and training grants

Contact:
Douglas Teti, Professor in Charge of the Graduate Program

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Title of opportunity Individual opportunities for postdoctoral study can be arranged with faculty

Practicum and Internship Placements: Students can arrange placements in a variety of applied research and policy settings, e.g., life care communities, applied research centers, federal and state agencies

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The Adult Development and Aging specialization in Human Development and Family Studies is one of the oldest and most successful programs in the country. Building on a strong tradition of lifespan developmental research, the HDFS specialization in Adult Development and Aging provides an extraordinarily rich environment, where students combine classroom learning with active participation in state-of-the-art research programs. Our graduates have long been recognized for their broad knowledge in adult development and aging and their understanding of the most current, cutting-edge methods for conducting research.

Contact:
Steven H. Zarit, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
Penn State University
Henderson Bldg. South 211
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-5260
Fax: (814) 863-7963
Website