Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


The purpose of this project is to develop a training workshop that teaches older adult volunteers about a Life Strengths Interview Guide that can be used when working with clients. The framework of the workshop focuses on Erik Erikson's life cycle theory with a strengths perspective. The interview guide is divided into eight sections that relate to Erikson's eight psychosocial stages of life. Each section contains questions related to a specific stage in life and is intended to get the client talking about the strengths that are found in these specific areas of his or her life. The workshop is intended to give older adult volunteers who will be using the guide with their clients some background on the stages of life, information on the importance of looking for strengths in older adulthood, and practice in how to apply the questions in the guide to their work with clients.


SC 11.MSW.1995.Strom.KA.A

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