Understanding Financial Decision-Making in Aging: Assessing Capacity & Exploitation Risk

Lecture Center for Excellence in Aging and Health

Headshot of Peter Lichtenberg

Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D.

Director of both Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, the Institute of Gerontology and the Founding Director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance

Professor of Psychology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., is a national expert in financial capacity assessment and financial exploitation of older adults. One of the first board certified clinical geropsychologists in the nation, he has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer's disease, medical rehabilitation, and those suffering from late life depression. He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation - finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. Lichtenberg is the director of Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and the Institute of Gerontology as well as the founding director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance. He is also a professor of psychology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Monday, December 10, 12-1 p.m. Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

Join us at 11:30 a.m. for a pizza lunch and from 12 to 1 p.m. for the lecture.

Live stream to Portland's Ludcke Auditorium.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Biography

Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D. is the Director of both Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, the Institute of Gerontology and the Founding Director of the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance. Dr. Lichtenberg is also a Professor of Psychology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a clinical psychologist and obtained his Ph.D. at Purdue University in 1986 and completed post-doctoral training in geriatric neuropsychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Lichtenberg received his diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology in 1997 and his Diplomate in Clinical Geropsychology in 2013. Dr.Lichtenberg has been at Wayne State University since 1991 first as the Associate Director of Psychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and since 1998 as the Director of the Institute of Gerontology. In 2008 he added Directing the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute to his duties and created the Lifespan Alliance at Wayne State University.

Dr. Lichtenberg is a national expert in financial capacity assessment and financial exploitation of older adults. Dr. Lichtenberg, one of the first board certified Clinical Geropsychologists in the nation, has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer’s disease, medical rehabilitation and with those suffering from late life depression. He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. He has published articles on psychological vulnerability and fraud and is nationally known for his work on financial decision making, capacity and undue influence. He has conducted independent medical evaluations and expert witness work over 200 times in the past decade on issues related to older adults and capacity as well as undue influence. He has taught clinicians across the nation on improving their assessments of capacity and of financial exploitation. Dr. Lichtenberg is the author of seven books including the 2015 APA 2 Volume Handbook of He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer review journal articles and book chapters.

Address

Campus Center MultiPurpose Rooms
11 Hills Road
Biddeford, ME 04005

Contact

Stephanie Abrams

sabrams@une.edu

(207) 221-4139

Dec102018
11:30 AM1:00 PM
Campus Center MultiPurpose Rooms

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public