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(p. 2) (p. 3) Professional Identification 

(p. 2) (p. 3) Professional Identification
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(p. 2) (p. 3) Professional Identification
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Victor Molinari

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195385670.003.0001
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date: 26 November 2020

Chapter 1 discusses the history and evolution of geropsychology, including the identification of the core corpus of geropsychology knowledge, the development of training curricula, and the recruitment of new students to the field. It also covers the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), which permitted Medicare to directly compensate licensed psychologists for supplying mental health services to older patients in a variety of settings, the launch of Division 12, Section 2 (today called the Society of Clinical Geropsychology), the APA-affiliated group, Psychologists in Long Term Care (PLTC), the Committee on Aging (CONA), and the Council of Geropsychology Training Programs (CoPGTP).

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