Jane E. Fisher



Jane Fisher is professor of clinical psychology and former director of clinical training. Her research interests are focused on aging and behavioral health, clinical functional analysis, and the development of interventions that promote the behavioral health and quality of life of elderly persons and family caregivers. She is director of the Nevada Caregiver Support Center, which is devoted to promoting quality of life and excellence in dementia care through research, training and community outreach. In addition, she serves as director of the Elder Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program at University of Nevada, Reno, which is funded by a Victims of Crime Act Grant from the National Institute on Justice.

Research interests

  • Behavioral health and aging
  • Clinical functional analysis
  • Alzheimer´s disease and related dementias
  • Evidence based behavioral health care in primary and long-term care settings
  • Family caregiving
  • Depression and suicide risk in older adults
  • Prevention of elder abuse
  • Grief and bereavement


  • PSY 756 - Introduction to Clinical Assessment
  • PSY 761 - Lifespan Development
  • PSY 771 - Clinical Psychology: Ethics and Professional Issues
  • PSY 442 - Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 447 - Geropsychology: Field Experience
  • PSY 448 - Geropsychology: Independent Study


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1987
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1980