Dedicated to the enhancement of mental health and quality of life for residents, family and caregivers in long-term care through practice, research and advocacy.

Who we are

Join PLTCPsychologists in Long Term Care is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of psychological practice in long-term and skilled nursing care. Functionally, cognitively, ethnically, and culturally, older adults as a clinical population are by their nature some of the most diverse clientele a clinician can work with. As a network of practitioners (but also scholars and researchers) we are psychologists, geropsychologists, students, retired psychologists, and affiliated members with strong interests in serving the increasingly diverse population of adults in long-term care.

PLTC offers many benefits to our members, including:

Note that supporting PLTC also helps to support our advocacy for the field. We are also proud of our institutional members:

Institutional Member: Psychology Consultants Inc. (PCI)

Psychology Consultants, Inc.
http://www.psychologyconsultantsinc.com

Serving the needs of skilled, long-term care facilities, individuals, and qualified applicants. Founded in March of 1996

Institutional Member - Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Organization

Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Organization
http://www.deeroaks.com

Providing psychotherapy and medication management services to long-term care facilities across the United States and EAP services throughout North America.

Institutional Member - CHE Behavioral Health Services

CHE Behavioral Health Services
http://www.cheservices.com

CHE Behavioral Health Services is a leading provider of behavioral health services since 1995.


PLTC President Craig Schweon Ph.D., NCC PLTC President
Lisa Lind, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Lind has been providing psychological services to older adults and individuals in LTC settings for the past twenty years. In addition to clinical work, she holds an administrative position with a large behavioral health company, where she provides clinical management and leads quality assurance initiatives. Lisa has published research in peer-reviewed journals in areas including trauma, PTSD, aggression and impulsivity, employment following spinal cord injury, cost of care, and assessment. She currently serves as a reviewer for several journals. Lisa has served on the PLTC Board of Directors since 2017 when she began serving in the role of Secretary until being elected as President in 2020. She also currently serves as the Chair of the PLTC Public Policy Committee.

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