The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Jeanne Schuller, MSW, LGSW

Instructor of Social Work

schu4770@stthomas.edu
Phone: 651-962-5800
Fax: 651-962-5819

2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 201

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 523-01
40490
Prac w/Older Adults & Families 1920-2145 T SCB 205

3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to, and overview of social work knowledge, skills, and values for working with older adults and their families. Content includes an examination of theories such as: "activity theory", "substitution theory", "continuity theory", "labeling theory", "transpersonal theories", and the "transition model" as well as the "strengths perspective and empowerment principles" as they apply to an elderly population. Students are expected to examine their own and societal attitudes about aging, risk factors of aging, the nature and limitations of gerontological social work, forces shaping the delivery system, major bio-pyschological and spiritual dimensions in practice, and differential models of intervention.

SOWK 423-01
42176
Prac w/Older Adults & Families 1920-2145 T SCB 205

4 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to, and overview of social work knowledge, skills, and values for working with older adults and their families. Content includes an examination of theories such as: "activity theory", "substitution theory", "continuity theory", "labeling theory", "transpersonal theories", and the "transition model" as well as the "strengths perspective and empowerment principles" as they apply to an elderly population. Students are expected to examine their own and societal attitudes about aging, risk factors of aging, the nature and limitations of gerontological social work, forces shaping the delivery system, major bio-pyschological and spiritual dimensions in practice, and differential models of intervention.