Group Work Institute

Aging and social group work

Date & Time:

Friday, February 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



General: $45; SSW Students: $5


University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN.  McNeely Hall, MCH100.

Aging and Social Group Work

Presented by St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Groupwork Institute

This workshop will address the unique developmental stage of older adulthood and the benefits of using group work as a modality for addressing the needs and concerns of individuals during this stage of life. Participants will learn about different types of groups (including caregiver support groups/adult day program groups/psychotherapy and loss groups) and will have an opportunity to practice group techniques that have proven effective in multiple settings serving older adults. 3 CEH's.

• Improve understanding of the unique issues of this stage of development.
• Better understand the importance of using group work with this population.
• Understand the benefits and challenges of group work with older adults.
• Learn effective activities/methods to use with older adults in a group setting.


Diane Bauer, MSW, LICSW
Coordinator of Aging Services, School of Social Work

Louise Anderson, MSW, LICSW
Private Practice / Clinical Supervision

Carol Ashwood, MSW LGSW
Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Program and Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work

Jennifer Finstad, MSW, LGSW
Wilder Foundation Caregiver Support Services Program

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.