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Bob Knight

Merle Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1373
Office: GER 123


Biographical Sketch

Bob G. Knight, Ph.D. is the Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology at the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. In addition to that position, he also serves as Director of the Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center. He has published extensively in mental health and aging, including Psychotherapy with older adults (Sage, 3rd ed. 2004, available in French, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese translations), Outreach with the elderly (NYU Press, 1989), Older adults in psychotherapy: Case histories (Sage, 1992). He is the senior editor, along with Linda Teri, Paul Wohlford, and John Santos, of Mental health services for older adults: Implications for training and practice (1995), and co-edited with Steven Zarit, A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context (1996), both published by APA Books. He is also the Co-editor with Sara Qualls of Psychotherapy with depression in older adults (2006), published by Wiley. Dr. Knight has been active in various professional organizations relating to psychology and aging. He served as the President of Section II, Division 12 (Clinical Geropsychology) of the American Psychological Association in 1997; President of APA Division of Adult Development and Aging, 2003-2004; chair of the APA Committee in Aging, 2001. In 2006, he co-chaired (with Michele Karel) the National Conference on Training Models in Clinical Geropsychology. More recently, he helped to organize and now serves as founding Chair of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs.


Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Current research interests include "caregiving, emotion and aging, and mental health policy and aging."
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