The Psychology & Ageing Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society is bringing together psychologists and other health professionals to discuss practice research and education in a biennial event. Come and join us and share your work. We are fortunate to have Professor Peter Lichtenberg presenting his work on balancing autonomy and protection for older adults.
Title of presentation: “Alzheimer’s disease, Psychology and the Law: New Assessments in Financial Decision Making and Exploitation”
About the presenter:
Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. In 2013 he published the first nationally representative study on predictors of older adult scam victims. He recently completed the creation of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Making Rating Scale, and the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale. He has authored 7 books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters in Geropsychology including being the senior editor for the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology.