Brian Carpenter

Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences​
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MA, Case Western Reserve University
BA, Williams College
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  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1125
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
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​Professor Carpenter conducts research on the clinical psychology of aging. His research focuses on family relationships in late life, with a particular emphasis on collaborative family communication and decision-making.

Selected Publications

  • Carpenter, B.D. & Gooblar, J. (2018). Disclosing a neurodegenerative diagnosis: The complexities of telling and hearing. In G.E. Smith and S. Farias (Eds.), APA Handbook of Dementia. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Wynn, M., & Carpenter, B.D. (2017). Triadic discourse features and their effect on outcomes of dementia diagnosis disclosure. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.
  • Moye, J., Molinari, V.A., Karel, M.J., Naik, A.D., Sakai, E., & Carpenter, B.D.  (2017). Come, join, lead: Attracting students to careers in aging and promoting involvement in gerontological societies. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 39, 374-384.
  • Kozlov, E., McDarby, M., Reid, C., & Carpenter, B.D. (2017). Knowledge of palliative care among community-dwelling adults. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 35, 647-651.
     Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (Aging and Mental Health Research)

    Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (Aging and Mental Health Research)

    The challenges faced by individuals and families at the end of life are still incredibly diverse, and many behavioural interventions and clinical approaches have been developed to address this great diversity of experiences in the face of dying and death, helping providers to care for their clients. Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is an accessible resource that collates and explores interventions that can be used to address a wide range of behavioural, psychological, social and spiritual issues that arise when people are facing advanced chronic or life-limiting illness.

    With perspectives from experienced clinicians, providers, and caregivers from around the world, this book offers a strong foundation in contemporary evidence-based practice alongside seasoned practice insights from the field.