Benjamin Mast, Ph.D., ABPP

Benjamin Mast, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, a board certified clinical geropsychologist and a Fellow with the Gerontological Society of America. He serves as Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He has served as president of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (APA Division 12, Section II) and co-Editor in Chief of the American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (2015, American Psychological Association). Dr. Mast is the chair of the American Psychological Association task force to revise the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change. Dr. Mast has written several books on dementia, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease including Whole Person Dementia Assessment (2011, Health Professions Press), Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel During Alzheimer’s Disease (2014, Zondervan/HarperCollins), and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (2017, Hogrefe). Dr. Mast is active in conducting dementia evaluations at the Optimal Aging Clinic at the University of Louisville.

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“The instructor clearly has a high level of expertise, presented the material in a well organized, comprehensive, and detailed manner, and maintained my interest throughout.”-Jay F., Psychologist, New Jersey

One in seven people over the age of 70 experiences dementia and another 22% demonstrate symptoms of cognitive decline that falls short of dementia. Those who escape the symptoms of dementia may spend a substantial portion of retirement years caring for a friend or family member with cognitive impairment. The rise of the baby boomer generation is expected bring unprecedented rates of cognitive syndromes like Alzheimer’s disease, yet most mental health professionals have no formal training to work with this vulnerable population. This workshop provides a clinical approach to understanding and assessing these syndromes.

session: 9925