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Berit Ingersoll-Dayton

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Berit  Ingersoll-Dayton

Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton is interested in social support and clinical research with respect to families in later life. Within the area of social support, she focuses 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.

Research Interests/Focus

Interpersonal practice, mental health, doctoral program, family social support, gender differences, intergenerational relationships, elderly caregivers


Year Degree   School
1982 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1981 MA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1977 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1975 BA Psychology Oberlin College, OH
Year Description
2018 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award
2002 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
1981 Rackham Doctoral Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan
1975 Graduated with High Honors, Oberlin College

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