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Keywords:

  • primary care;
  • clinical geropsychology;
  • late-life depression;
  • clinical psychology training

This paper comments on the review by Arean & Ayalon (this issue) and on implications for the further development of clinical geropsychology in primary care. The review provides an outstanding summary of the impressive scientific progress that has occurred in this field over the past decade. Comments focus on prospects for the future of geropsychologists in primary-care settings. Psychologists have been major contributors to research in this area but are not assured of major clinical roles in behavioral healthcare delivery. As a profession, clinical psychology must attend to developing reimbursable clinical roles for psychologists and to training psychologists who are prepared for the challenges of primary-care geropsychology.