Prince William County Area Agency on Aging

Prince William County Area Agency on Aging

The Prince William County Area Agency on Aging is one of more than 670 agencies in the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. These agencies help to maintain the independence and quality of life for aging adults and their families as well as advocate, educate, coordinate, and implement programs and services. The Prince William County Area Agency on Aging serves adults, families, and caregivers in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Duties

  • Planning and implementing programs for the elderly
  • Conducting surveys
  • Interviewing clients and and caregivers, assessing their needs, and assisting in care plan development
  • Helping with educational programs (e.g. giving speeches, preparing articles)
  • Outreach to promote agency and community programs
  • Designing and implementing agency research

Pre-Requisites

  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 211 – Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 201- Social Psychology
    • PSYC 233 – Psychology of Aging
  3. Recommended courses:
    • Psych 315- Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality
    • SOCG 332- Introduction to Social Welfare

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Melodee Sheehan
msheehan@pwcgov.org
(703) 792-4583

Prince William County Area Agency on Aging
5 County Complex Court, Suite 240
Woodbridge,  VA 22192

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