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