Psychologist trainee clinical judgments of older adult clients
With the steady growth of the population of older adults in the U.S., there is an ever-growing need to prepare more mental healthcare providers to work with older adult clients. However, decades of research indicate that clinicians may hold clinical biases toward older adults. The present study sought to explore current doctoral trainee clinical judgments of older adult clients. Results indicated that trainees rated themselves as less competent working with older clients than compared to younger clients. A positive relationship was also found between attitudes and trainees' perception of an older ...
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