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ce corner Aging, Here’s an overview of the key trends. Welcome to ‘CE Corner’ “CE Corner” is a quarterly continuing-education article offered by the APA Office of CE in Psychology. This feature will provide you with updates on critical developments in psychology, culled from peer-reviewed literature and written by leading psychology experts. “CE Corner” appears in the July/August, November, February and April issues of the Monitor. To earn CE credit, after you read this article, purchase the online test at ce. Upon successful completion of the test (a score of 75 percent or higher), you can print your CE certificate immediately. APA will immediately send you a “Documentation of CE” certificate. The test fee is $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. The APA Office of CE in Psychology retains responsibility for the program. For more information, call (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991. with grace overview CE credits: 1 Exam items: 10 Learning objectives: 1. Identify how the significant change in demographics affecting the United States is similarly affecting the world. 2. Discuss the relationship between life satisfaction, depression and old age. With the world’s population living longer than ever before, psychologists are facing new challenges and opportunities. B Y K E N LAID LAW, PHD, AND NANCY A. PACHANA, PHD T he news is good: We are all living longer, and in better health, than any other time in history. With the growth in longevity especially affecting the oldest-old section of society, more than ever before psychologists will come in contact with older people who need psychological help. But this good news comes with challenges: The aging trend will have far-reaching societal consequences. Psychologists are now more likely to see more complex medical co-morbidities. They’ll also have to work with more patients who develop dementia or with those who care for them. Meanwhile, the baby boomer generation’s sophisticated understanding of health care may lead its members to expect better access to evidence-based psychological treatments. To meet these challenges, mental health professionals M o n i to r o n p s yc h o l o g y • n ov e M b e r 2 0 1 1 66

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Monitor on Psychology - November 2011

Monitor on Psychology - November 2011
President’s Column
Guest Column
‘Grand Challenges’ offers blueprint for mental health research
Documentary seeks to reach parents of LGBT kids
Treating veterans will cost at least $5 billion by 2020
Selfless volunteering might lengthen your life
Combat and stress up among U.S. military in Afghanistan
South Africa to host international psychology conference
Study uncovers a reason behind sex differences in mental illness
Navy psychologist gives a voice to combat trauma
In Brief
Psychologist suicide
On Your Behalf
Journey back to Heart Mountain
Psychology is key to pain management, report finds
ACT goes international
Judicial Notebook
Random Sample
Time Capsule
Science Watch
Behavior change in 15-minute sessions?
Health-care reform 2.0
Perspective on Practice
Giving a heads up on concussion
Practice Profile
Searching for meaning
Inspiring young researchers
Aging, with grace
Public Interest
Thank you!
APA News
Division Spotlight
American Psychological Foundation
The man who gave Head Start a start

Monitor on Psychology - November 2011