Group Work Institute
Aging and social group work
Date & Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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