Anne Margriet Pot is clinical psychologist and professor of Geropsychology at the Department of Clinical psychology of the VU Univeristy in Amsterdam. She is Head of the Program on Aging and member of the management team of the Netherlands Institute on Mental Health and Addiction in Utrecht. She is registered as a health care psychologist. She is board member of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the Section Geropsychology of the Netherlands Institute of Psychologists (NIP).
Dr. Pot has been active in the field of Psychology and Aging for about 25 years, not only in scientific research, but also in academic education and clinical practice. Her interest is the psychological care for frail older people and their family caregivers. Her research started with her doctoral thesis on the psychological distress of family caregivers of people with dementia. Dr. Pot’s current monitoring and intervention projects are focused on family care and professional care in dementia, the quality of life of nursing home residents, and the mental health and resilience of older adults. She has been tutor and supervisor of specialists old age care and is tutor and supervisor of geropsychologists (initial and post-initial) and has been practising as a clinical psychologist in nursing homes and an outpatient psychiatric hospital.
Dr. Pot has published widely in her areas of interest in scientific and professional journals and she has served as first editor of the Handbook on Geropsychology (In Dutch: Handboek ouderenpsychologie). She actively stimulates vocational training for geropsychologists in the Netherlands and is involved in organizing national and international congresses on Mental Health and Aging.
When not working she plays the flute.