Victor Molinari, PhD, ABPP

Victor Molinari, PhD, ABPP

1979 - PhD - Clinical Psychology - Memphis State University


Dr. Molinari is the president of the American Board of Geropsychology (ABGERO), past- president of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs,  and a former member of APA’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disorder.
He is a former member of APA’s Committee on Aging, the past national coordinator for the Psychologists in Long Term Care (PLTC), and the past president of the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. He is a fellow of APA 's Division 20 (Adult Development & Aging) and the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of The Gerontological Society of America. His major research interests include mental health outcomes in long term care sites, serious mental illness in nursing homes, professional issues in geropsychology, and personality disorder in older adults. He is currently working on projects to develop an online module to teach nursing home staff how to address the mental health needs of residents with Serious Mental Illness, to increase the amount of non-psychopharmacological care to nursing home residents, and to identify the core competencies needed for practice in geropsychology.

ABPP for Geropsychology Video, 2013

Recent Publications

Karel, M., Molinari, V., Emery, E., &, Knight, B.G. (2015). Pikes Peak conference and competency-based training in professional geropsychology.  In P. Lichtenberg & B. Mast (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical geropsychology (pp. 19-43). Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Molinari, V., Hobday, J., Roker, R., Kunik, M.  Kane, R.A., Kaas, M., Mehrotra, C.,  Williams, C,   Robbins, J.C., & Dobbs, D. (Accepted 4/19/16). Impact of Serious Mental Illness online training for certified nursing assistants in long term care. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

Ellis, M. E., Molinari, V., Dobbs, D., Smith, K., & Hyer, K. (2015). Assessing approaches and barriers to anti-psychotic drug use in Florida nursing homes. Aging and Mental Health, 19(6), 507-516.

Classes Taught:

Mental Health in Long Term Care

Disruptive Behavior in Long Term Care

Gerontological Counseling

Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training