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

Bush, S., Allen, R., & Molinari. V. (2017). Ethical practice in geropsychology. Washington DC: APA Press.

Molinari, V. & Ellis, M.(2017). Psychological interventions in long-term care settings. InN. Pachana (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of geropsychology (pp. 1926-1931). New York:  Springer.

Molinari, V., Hobday, J., Roker, R., Kunik, M.  Kane, R.A., Kaas, M., Mehrotra, C.,  Williams, C,   Robbins, J.C., & Dobbs, D. (2017). Impact of Serious Mental Illness online training for certified nursing assistants in long term care. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 38(4), 359-374.

Classes Taught:

Aging in Modern Literature and Film (Undergraduate)

Gerontological Counseling (Undergraduate)

Care Management in Older Adult (Masters)

PhD Seminar in Mental Health and Aging