Status
Modified definition 1/1/2019
Code
103TA0700X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Adult Development & Aging
A psychologist who specializes in geropsychology, which applies the knowledge and methods of psychology to understanding and helping older persons and their families to maintain well-being, overcome problems and achieve maximum potential during later life. Professional geropsychology appreciates the wide diversity among older adults, the complex ethical issues that can arise in geriatric practice and the importance of interdisciplinary models of care. Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org [1/1/2019: new definition]

Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Geropsychology."