Berit Ingersoll-Dayton

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Social Work
Title: 
Director of Joint PhD Program and Professor of Social Work
Phone: 
734-763-6577
Short bio: 

Social support of families in later life, employed caregivers, cross-cultural gerontology.

Research summary: 

Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton is the director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science. She is interested in social support and clinical research with respect to families in later life. Within the area of social support, she has focused on positive and negative aspects of support, gender differences, issues of equity and reciprocity, and cross-cultural differences in marital and intergenerational relationships. In relation to clinical research, she has assessed various group interventions with the elderly, intergenerational family therapy approaches, and methods of assisting employed caregivers of the elderly.  Other areas of research/scholarly interest: interpersonal practice; mental health.