News from the Committee on Aging

New resources available from CONA include blog posts and continuing education workshops.

By Deborah A. DiGilio

I wanted to share a number of new resources developed by the APA Committee on Aging (CONA) and Office on Aging:

  • Our newest blog post, “ If You're Ageist and You Know It, Raise Your Hand,” written by CONA ECP member Kimberly Hiroto . CONA will be collaborating with other Public Interest Directorate committees on future blog posts on diversity and aging.
  • The updated version of the 1998 “What Practitioners Should Know About Older Adults” now titled, “What Mental Health Providers Should Know About Working with Older Adults,” has been totally reworked to map onto the updated Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults.
  • A Web page, “Dementia-related Efforts,” that provides all of APA resources related to dementia. 

Also, the Office on Continuing Education in response to CONA's recommendations will be offering two Clinician Corners on aging-related topics: Promoting Successful and Healthy Adult Development presented by Manfred Diehl, PhD, via live webcast o n Friday, June 27 and Caregiver Family Therapy: An Integrative Intervention for Family Caregivers presented by Sara Qualls, PhD, on Friday, Nov. 7.

Finally, please spread the word about the CONA/Office on CE preconvention workshop, What Psychologists Should Know about Working with Older Adults, to any colleagues potentially interested in branching out to geropsychology.