I always ask my restless clients who are considering divorce in their later years to list the pros and cons, because breaking up a marriage much later in life is likely to be one of the biggest steps they will ever take.
Maximilian Fuentes Fuhrmann, PhD/ABPP
Maximilian E. Fuentes Fuhrmann PhD, ABPP (Geropsychology), is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of older adults. He received his PhD. from the renowned Clinical-Aging Psychology program at USC in 1988. Since 1990, he has maintained a private practice with locations in both Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills, California, specializing in geriatrics. For older adults, he provides screenings and psychotherapy for depression and anxiety, and also assists them in managing memory loss and cognitive functioning. He offers counseling and referrals to adult children—those struggling to care for their elderly parents and relatives.
In 1996, Dr. Fuhrmann became only the second psychologist in California to be elected president of a medical staff at Pacific Shores Geropsychiatric Hospital in Oxnard. He has taught gerontology and psychology courses at California State University, Northridge for 19 years and also at that school’s Channel Islands campus, as well as California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He also holds an adjunct faculty/clinical associate appointment in the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC).
Since 2004, Dr. Fuhrmann has provided over 150 mandatory trainings in gerontological issues to licensed psychotherapists and graduate students. He has formatted and organized teaching and lecture programs that highlight demonstrations on how to incorporate his materials into “real world” situations. What makes him stand out is that he encourages audience participation and injects humor along the way. He is regarded as a top-notch speaker/educator in his field, and his ability to share his lessons with humor, has garnered him rave reviews. In 2006, he co-authored, (with Jeff Shevlowitz) a book entitled Sagacity: What I Learned from My Elderly Psychotherapy Clients. In 2014, he also co-authored (with Brynn Craffey), Lessons Learned on the Path to Filial Maturity, a tome directed to adult children who struggle as they care for their parents, particularly when the parents identify as gay, lesbian or transgender. His current book, due out in 2022, deftly describes how elders are coping in resilient and powerful ways through the COVID-19 pandemic. He hopes to turn his podcast “Age Well with Dr. Max,” currently on YouTube, Spotify and Instagram into a television show to reach a broader audience. He was recently featured in an interview with Authority magazine where he was asked to comment on "5 Lifestyle Tweaks That Can Dramatically Improve Your Wellbeing."