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  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS): In 2004, UCCS launched the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology with a curricular emphasis in geropsychology. Students divide their time among coursework, research experience, and clinical experience. The first 2 years covers borad general foundations in research methodology, scientific bases of psychology, and clinical theory and skill. Students also take a two-semester course sequence on the Psychology of Aging, a two-semester sequence on Clinical Geropsychology, and the assessment sequence, which includes a class in neuropsychological assessments. In addition, trainees are involved in community outreach, psychoeducational presentations, and collaborative work with many community agencies. Current faculty members include Dan Segal, Sara Qualls, and Leilani Feliciano. For more information, please visit our website.
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC): The Behavior Analysis and Therapy program at SIUC was the first master’s program in behavior analysis and is located within the Rehabilitation Institute.  The institute offers online behavioral courses, a masters in behavior analysis and therapy, a Ph.D.  in rehabilitation, and a graduate certificate in gerontology. Several of the faculty have interest in aging including Mark Dixon and Jonathan Baker. Students interested in applying to SIUC should view the website for more information.
  • University of Nevada, Reno (UNR): The behavior analysis program, housed in the psychology department, is accredited and offers training for a master’s and doctoral degree. The program also offers an off-campus, satellite master’s degree. Some of the faculty members in the Clinical Psychology Program are interested in behavioral gerontology, including William O’Donohue and Jane Fisher. Students interested in applying to UNR should view the website to find out more information.
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham: UAB’s Center for Aging offers the Clinical & Behavioral Gerontology Research Training Program. The program had grant funding from the National Institute on Aging. The Purpose of the program include: “1) To develop the expertise of pre- and postdoctoral trainees in aging research, emphasizing the content area, methods, and theories of each trainee’s chosen scientific discipline; 2) To expose trainees to multidisciplinary teams so that they become familiar with other scientific disciplines pertinent to the study of age-related phenomena; 3) To prepare trainees for independent research careers in aging.” Faculty member Katherine Burgio has contributed to JABA as an author. For more information please visit the center’s website.
  • The University of Kansas (KU): Graduate study in gerontology at KU consists of 2 interdisciplinary programs: 1)Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in gerontology and 2) Graduate Certificate in gerontology. KU is one of only several universities nationwide offering the Ph.D. in gerontology, which is an interdisciplinary research degree emphasizing social and behavioral gerontology. The program prepares students for academic and research careers in gerontology, as well as for professional careers in private and public institutions and agencies providing services to older individuals. For more information, please visit program’s website. KU also offers advanced degrees in Applied Behavioral Science. Contact faculty to find out who is interested in aging research by visiting the website.
  • University of Michigan: The Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science is an interdepartmental program in the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. It awards a joint PhD degree in social work and one of five social science disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Faculty member Louis Burgio has many years of research on behavioral gerontology with interests in: Applied gerontology, interventions to improve quality of life for elders in nursing homes and community settings, translational research, clinical trials. For more information, please visit the website.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: The graduate program in gerontology is the Master of Science in Gerontology. Also offered is the Certificate of Study in Gerontology and specialized course work leading to original licensure as a nursing home administrator in Minnesota. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Faculty member Jeffrey Buchanan is a contributor to the behavioral gerontology literature and has experience with the older adult population with Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders, and depression. For more information, please visit the website.
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