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  • Powers Addresses APA Convention

    September 1, 2010

    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 2009. 

    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 University.


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