Carol A. Ashwood

Instructor of Social Work
BS, University of Minnesota
MSW, University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University
SCB 201
University of Saint Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

My professional interests include group work (caregiver support groups, psycho-educational groups, and peer support groups), programs that serve individuals living with early stage and young onset dementia, and caregiver counseling. In addition, I have a passion for educating and inspiring social work students to work with older adults and their caregivers.

Expertise/Research Interests

  • Gerontological Social Work
  • Caregiver support and counseling
  • Group Work
  • Case management
  • Professional training

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 523 - 01 Prac w/Older Adults & Families - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 205

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Time of Day:

1640 - 1905


SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

40342 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours


Carol A. Ashwood

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-psychological and spiritual dimensions in practice, and differential models of intervention.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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