Dean David Powers, President of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology, gave the
Presidential Address at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention
held in San Diego in August. Powers, who
holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, has
been Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since
Powers is serving a one-year term as President of the Society of
Clinical Geropsychology. He has represented both the American
Psychological Association and Psychologists in Long Term Care as a member of
the National Coalition of Mental Health and Aging and was the APA Liaison to the Commission on Law and Aging of the
American Bar Association (ABA). Powers was a founding member of the APA/ABA
Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Joint Working Group and also served as the Aging Special Interest Group Leader for the
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.
Powers, whose scholarship and clinical practice include
psychotherapy in older adults, Alzheimer’s care giving, and mental health
advocacy, was Professor and Chair of the
Psychology Department at Loyola University in Maryland before coming to Seattle
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