Hot Topic Webinar:
Social Work With Older
Adults—Changing Practice Paradigms
Families in Society’s Hot Topic teleconference and Web
meeting series, the session
"Social Work With
Older Adults—Changing Practice Paradigms"
took place February 1, 2006. Presenters of this session introduced
participants to the history and development of the resiliency theory in
social work and introduced the "Resiliency-Enhancing Model".
Recommendations for clinicians and social service agencies in
integrating resiliency approaches with their work with older adults were
Roberta R. Greene and
Harriet L. Cohen, also shared their findings
with resiliency and older adults as published in Families in Society:
Adults Who Overcame Oppression
Social Work With
Older Adults and Their Families: Changing Practice Paradigms
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Roberta Greene, Ph.D.,
is the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair
in Gerontology at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at
Austin. Since 1985 she has received 16 grants totaling $765,000 and
written over 35 juried books and articles in the areas of aging and
human behavior theory and social work. Dr. Greene's work experience has
included clinical social work with older adults and their families and
marriage and family therapy, as well as refugee resettlement. She has
worked for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as a staff
member and was instrumental in passing the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act
Harriet L. Cohen, Ph.D., LCSW, is
Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University Department of Social
Work. Her areas of research include spiritual development with midlife
and older women; lesbian and gay family issues, and preparing social
work students to work with older adults. In addition to her academic
appointments, Dr. Cohen worked as a gerontological social worker and
held administrative, programming and clinical experiences in delivery of
services to older adults and their families. She served as the Executive
Director of the Atlanta Alzheimer's Association, Director of Aging,
Volunteer and Special Population Services at Jewish Family and Career
Services in Atlanta, Georgia and Clinical Social Worker with Tampa
Jewish Social Services.
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