Resources for Psychologists

In addition to resources useful for both family caregivers AND psychologists, the following resources were developed specifically for professionals:

General Resources

Alzheimer’s Association Diversity Toolbox: Caring for Diverse Populations
Provides resources for working with African-American, Chinese, Latino and Korean Communities

Assuring Healthy Caregivers, A Public Health Approach to Translating Research into Practice: The RE-AIM Framework (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Caregivers Count Too! Toolkit (Family Caregiver Alliance)
An online toolkit to help practitioners assess the needs of family caregivers

Caring for caregivers: The issues interventions are different for racial and ethnic-minority caregivers (American Psychological Association)

Catalog of Clinical Training Opportunities: Best Practices for Recovery and Improved Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness (PDF, 545KB) (American Psychological Association)

Coping with Caregiving Intervention Manuals (Older Adult and Family Center, Stanford School Medicine) available in multiple languages

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Resources for Health Care Providers (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration)

Doing What's Best for Mom and Dad: Helping contentious siblings find common cause (Psychotherapy Networker)

Implementing a Community Based Program for Dementia Caregivers: an Action Guide using Reach Out (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology)

Innovations Clearinghouse on Family Caregiving: Programs, Public Policy and Technical Assistance for Professionals (Family Caregiver Alliance)
Evidence based practices, emerging practices, model programs, policy and advocacy, and tools and resources

Mental Health and Related Resources for Assisting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families (American Psychological Association)

Resources for Caregiving (Ken Pope, PhD, ABPP)

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
The Caregiver Intervention Database contains descriptions of empirically validated caregiver support programs, implementation tools and guides, and caregiver resources

Technical Assistance Newsletter (Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving & ARCH Lifespan Respite Network and Resource Center)

Working with Young Carers (The Princess Royal Trust for Carers)


2011 Update: The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving (PDF, 835KB) (AARP Public Policy Institute)

Caregiving Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender New Yorkers, (2004) (The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force)

Caregiving in Rural America (2006) (Easter Seals and the National Alliance for Caregiving)

Caregiving in the U.S. (2009) (National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP). Companion

Caregivers of Veterans – Serving on the Home Front (2010) (National Alliance for Caregiving)

Companion Reports to Caregiving in the U.S. (2009)
Specific to Those caring for someone age 50+; Those caring for Children with Special Needs; Those caring for Young Adults Age 18-49; and, Ethnicity of those caring for someone age 50+

Families Care: Alzheimer’s Caregiving in the United States (2004) (Alzheimer’s Association and National Alliance for Caregiving).

Family Caregiving 2010: A Year in Review (945.5KB) (Family Caregiver Alliance)

Hispanic Family Caregiving in the U.S. (2008) in English and Spanish (Evercare and National Alliance for Caregiving)

MetLife Research Summit: Moving the Research Agenda Forward in Family Caregiving (2007)

The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents (PDF, 658.8KB) (2011) (MetLife Mature Market Institute)

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (2005-2006) (Health Research Services Administration)

Study of Caregivers in Decline (2006) (Evercare and National Alliance for Caregiving)

Young Caregivers in the U.S. (2005) (National Alliance for Caregiving and the United Hospital Fund)


Caregiving  (American Psychological Association)

Family Caregiving Issues at the End of Life, Module 7 of the End of Life Continuing Education Program  (American Psychological Association)

Family Therapy With Patients Having Physical Health Problems (American Psychological Association)

Parenting Our Elderly Parents (American Psychological Association)

Treating Alzheimer’s Disease through Caregiving Family Therapy (American Psychological Association)


10 Tips for Family Caregivers (National Family Caregivers Association)

Caregiver Stress Quiz: Stressed or Strained? (AARP)

Caregiver Tip Sheet (Administration on Aging)

Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place to Start (National Alliance for Caregiving & Emblem Health)