Using the contextual adult lifespan theory for adapting psychotherapy caltap as a framework for applying our knowledge about developmental social contextual and cohort generational factors that influence age differences in response to psychological assessment and therapy they present an integrated framework for psychological assessment and . Elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years the types of problems faced by this population are quite distinct and often more complex than those faced by younger adults and throw up many new challenges in both assessment and treatment this online resource discusses how psychological assessment needs to be more tightly integrated with therapy . Older adults building on the adoption of the guidelines for psychological practice with older adults apa 2004 the national conference on training in professional geropsychology was held in 2006 funded in part by apa and resulted in the development of the pikes peak model for training in professional geropsychology at the doc. Does therapy work with older adults before turning to psychological interventions which are the main focus of this resource guide it should be noted that psychological assessment with older adults is more specialized than are interventions. Psychological assessment and therapy with older adults bob g knight and nancy a pachana offers an integrated theory based rationale and guideline to approach clinical practice with older adults
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