Presented by St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Groupwork Institute
Summary: 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.
Objectives: • 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