The Aging Center is a community-based nonprofit mental health services facility administered by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). It is currently the only community-based, university training site and community agency and addresses practicum and predoctoral internship training requirements provided at the Aging Center. Clinical training with adults and older adults is intensive and comprehensive and experience is gained in all core Psychological Service Centers. Advanced proficiency is achieved in neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy skills.
The Aging Center offers a Postdoctoral felllowship in clinical psychology with a specialty in geropsychology. Comprehensive and unique experience is gained in integrated healthcare, neuropsychological theory and assessment, and caregiver and family services. Program support from Colorado Heath Foundation and the Osteopathic Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
The Aging Center provides several training rotations that are organized into the following four service centers.
Externships - 5th year.
The Resource Exchange, an externship for doctoral students where they spend 10 hours a week engaged in direct clinical services for adults with intellectual disabilities, designing and implementing individualized behavior support plans, using an Applied Behavior Analysis approach, and participating in supervision with a psychologist in the community who has expertise in working with individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. Systems and interdisciplinary team approaches are a strong focus of interventions at this setting. UCCS externs also attend trainings on how to provide quality services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and are each required to prepare a presentation on a topic relevant to case managers and other staff working with these individuals.
To learn more about training at the Aging Center, contact Dr. Mike Kenny via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone at (719) 255-8002.