Wednesday, February 5

2:00 — 3:00 PM ET

Normative Aging: Typical Challenges, Common Deviations, and Psychological Adjustment

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD
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This webinar is available at no charge to National Register Health Service Psychologists, National Register Practice Academy members, and Canadian Register Health Service Psychologists. Psychology doctoral students and trainees may also attend at no charge. Non-member psychologists and other healthcare providers may register for $35 (some State Psychological Association members and affiliates receive discounted access, please check with your Association’s central office for details).

About the Webinar

Dr. Whitbourne will familiarize participants with a framework from which to understand normal aging and the major conditions that can affect the psychological health of older adults. The webinar will begin with basic principles about the aging process, an overview of normal age-related changes in physical and cognitive functioning, a brief description of factors affecting service delivery to older adults, and a summary of the major psychological disorders as they appear in later adulthood along with a review of evidence-based treatments.

Registration and CE Credit

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. National Register Health Service Psychologists, National Register Practice Academy members, Canadian Register Health Service Psychologists, and paid attendees will earn one (1) CE credit upon successful completion of the webinar and evaluation. Doctoral students and trainees attending at no charge are not eligible for CE credit. A recording of the webinar presentation will be available on the week following the conclusion of the live session. This recording is available for CE credit to those unable to attend the live webinar.

CE Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate Learning


  1. Identify major principles of normal aging and how physical and psychological changes in later life can affect the mental health of older adults.
  2. Predict factors affecting service delivery to older adults with a focus on attitudes toward aging that can play a role in treatment.
  3. Explain the major psychological disorders that can affect older adults and the evidence-based treatments for these disorders.
About the Presenter

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD, ABPP, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at UMass Amherst and Gerontology Faculty Fellow at UMass Boston. Author of 180 refereed articles and book chapters and 20 books (many in multiple editions), she also has a Psychology Today blog (86 million hits). Recipient of a 2011 APA Presidential Citation, she served in numerous leadership roles including President of the Eastern Psychological Association, Board Member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, and APA Council Representative.

Time Zone

The webinar will take place from 2:00–3:00pm Eastern Time. Please make the proper time zone conversion to determine the start time in your city.

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