The current status of clinical geropsychology in Australia: a survey of practising psychologists

Koder, Deborah Anne, and Helmes, Edward (2008) The current status of clinical geropsychology in Australia: a survey of practising psychologists. Australian Psychologist, 43 (1). pp. 22-26.

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Abstract

Little recent objective evidence exists to qualify past concerns regarding the low numbers of psychologists working with older adults in Australia. The present study reports on figures from two surveys of Australian psychologists, finding that of the 1,699 psychologists surveyed, only 6% specialise in treating older adults. This figure is comparable to those from studies conducted overseas, where more training and employment opportunities are available. Reasons for such low figures are explored together with recommendations to meet the future demand for psychological services as the proportion of elderly adults within the Australian population increases.

Item ID: 5972
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 01:22
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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