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The Older Adults Team serves older persons and their families age 55 and older. This training experience is designed around the Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology (Knight, Karel, Hinrichsen, Qualls, & Duffy, 2009), with a focus on geriatric mental health treatment, assessment, and consultation. Services are provided at both the Southeast (primary) and Elmira clinics, as well as nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Aurora. The treatment team consists of a clinical geropsychologist, two social workers, and the psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and case managers that are integrated into the two adult outpatient teams (Southeast and Elmira).
Student Placements Available and Requirements: Interns are trained to offer individual and group psychotherapy using evidence-based approaches for older adults,and have opportunities for community outreach in aging services institutions. Interns can participate in PASSR screenings that are conducted to determine appropriateness for nursing home placement, as well as cognitive screenings and assessments on a referral basis.