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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

Education

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
2017 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2017, April). The worries of grandparents in skipped generation households in Thailand. Presentation to the Institute for Population and Social Research. Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand.
2016 Foulk, M., Fitzgerald, T., & Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2016, June). Mindfulness-based forgiveness in the VA. Geriatric Education, Verterans Administration Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Ingersoll-Dayton, B.(2016, February). Forgiveness and Mental Health, Parkway Meadows Senior Residence, Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Tangchonlatip, K., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Punpuing, S. (2016, November). Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren in skipped generation families in Thailand. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
2016 Punpuing, S., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Tangchonlatip, K. (2016, November). Relationships between parents and migrant children in skipped generation households in Thailand. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
2016 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Punpuing, S., & Tangchonlatip, K. (2016, November). The influence of Buddhism on grandparental caregiving in Thailand. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2015, May). Migration of adult children in Thailand, Kendal Community, Oberlin, OH.
2015 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2015, October). Migration of adult children in Thailand: Perspectives from the “Left Behind” Grandparents. Guest Lecture for Maria Wathen’s Class, School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015 Hernandez, E., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Spencer, E., & Faber, A. (2015, November). Co-constructing identity in the face of memory loss. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.
2015 Foulk, M., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Fitzgerald, T. (2015, November). Mindfulness-based forgiveness groups for older adults. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, FL.
2015 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Punpuing, S., & Tangchonlatip, K. (2015, November). Skipped generation households in Thailand: Pathways to grandparents’ provision of care. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.
2015 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2015, January). Forgiveness and mental health. First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Dunkle, R., Dennis, M., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Chadiha, L., & Li, L. (2007, November). Making parental long term care plans in families with serious mental illness in a child. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
2006 Dunkle, R., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Chadiha, L., Li, L., Lawrence-Jacobson, A., Satorius, J., et al. (2006, November). The role of the grandmother when a family member is mentally ill. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Houston, TX.
2006 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. Dunkle, R., Lawrence-Jacobson, A., Chadiha, L., Li, L., Weir, E., et al. (2006, November). Intergenerational ambivalence: Aging mothers whose adult daughters are mentally ill. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Houston, TX.
2005 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. Saentienchai, C., Kespichawawattana, J., & Aungsuroch, Y. (2005, January). Using diverse methods to develop a culturally sensitive measure of well-being: The case of Thai elders. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research, Miami, FL.
2004 Ha, J., & Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2004, November). The use of social compensation mechanisms among widowed older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
2004 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Saentienchai, C., Kespichawawattana, J., & Aungsuroch, Y. (2004, November). Cultural variation in the meaning of psychological well-being. Presented at a Roundtable at the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
2003 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Campbell, R. (2003, November). Enhancing forgiveness: A group intervention for the elderly. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.
2001 Kespichayawattana, J, Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Aungsuroch, Y., & Saengtienchai, C. (2001, November), The development of a measure of psychological well-being for Thai elderly. Presented at the International Nursing Conference on Elderly Health and Nursing, Seoul, Korea.
2001 Kespichawawattana, J., Saengtienchai, C., Ingersoll-Dayton, B. & Aungsuroch, Y. (2001, June). Psychological well-being of Thai elderly: A qualitative perspective. Presented in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2001 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Neal, M., Ha, J., & Hammer, L. (2001, November). The sandwiched generation: Sharing parent care with siblings. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1999 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Neal, M. (1999, November). Aging parents helping adult children: The experience of the sandwiched generation. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1998 Pryce, J., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Schroepfer, T., & Waarala, C. (1998, November). Fostering empathy and empowerment among staff and family caregivers. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA.
1998 Schroepfer, T., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Pryce J. (1998, November). Using a solution-focused approach with staff and family caregivers. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA.
1997 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Saengtienchai, C. (1997, August). Respect for the elderly in Asia: A cross-national study. Paper presented at World Congress of Gerontology, International Association of Gerontology, Singapore.
1997 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Saentienchai, C. (1997, November). Diversity and creativity: Cross-cultural views on respect for the elderly. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH.
1996 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Campbell, R., Kurokawa, Y., & Saito, M. (1996, July). Intimacy over time in Japanese and American marriages. Paper presented at the International Network of Personal Relationships, Seattle, WA.
1995 Neal, M., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Starrels, M. (1995, November). Are there gender differences in informal caregiving among employees? Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Portland, OR.
1994 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Campbell, R. (1994, November). Dynamics of marital communication among older couples in the United States and Japan. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
1993 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Campbell, R., Kurokawa, Y., & Saito, M. (1993, November). A comparison of Japanese and American marriages in later life. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
1991 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Morgan, D. (1991, November). Exploring well-being: Pluses and minuses of support. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1990 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Talbott, M. (1990, April). How are frail older people able to accept help? Paper presented at the National Council on Aging, Washington, DC.
1990 Talbott, M., & Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (1990, November). Perceptions of reciprocity among the old-old. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
1990 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (1990, November). Past, present and future: The older writer in community and institutional settings. Discussion session at the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
1989 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (1989, March). Intergenerational programs for family and non-family members. Paper presented at the National Council on Aging, New Orleans, LA.
1989 Neal, M., Chapman, N., Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Emlen, A., & Boise, L. (1989, November). Absenteeism and stress among employed caregivers of the elderly, disabled adults and children. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
1988 Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (1988, October). Work and elder care: A demonstration project. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging, Portland, OR.
1988 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Chapman, N., & Neal, M. (1988, November). A program for caregivers in the workplace. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1987 Neal, M., Chapman, N., & Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (1987, November). Work and elder care: A survey of employees. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
1986 Depner, C., & Ingersoll, B. (1986, November). Social support in the family context. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA
1986 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Henry, J. (1986, November). Grandparents and family therapy: Therapeutic struggles and successes. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Chicago, IL.
1986 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Neal, M. (1986, November). Grandparents in family therapy: Research outcomes. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Chicago, IL.
1985 Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Neal, M. (1985, November). Intergenerational family therapy: Comparing approaches. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
1984 Ingersoll, B. (1984, March). Instruction for assessing and strengthening client social support networks. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education, Detroit, MI.
1983 Ingersoll, B. (1983, September). Approaches to combining quantitative and qualitative social support research. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Meetings, Anaheim, CA.
1983 Ingersoll, B. (1983, September). Support networks among the elderly: Asset or liability? Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Meetings, Anaheim, CA.
1983 Ingersoll, B., & Antonucci, T. (1983, November). Negative social support: The other side of intimate relationships. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1983 Depner, C., & Ingersoll, B. (1983, November). Supportive interactions of the aged. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
1982 Ingersoll, B. (1982, August). Combining methodological approaches in social support research. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
1982 Ingersoll, B. (1982, August). Differences in the social supports of retired men and women. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
1982 Ingersoll, B. (1982, November). In-depth interviews: A window into social support among retirees. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
1980 Ingersoll, B., & Depner, C. (1980, September). Support networks of middle-aged and older adults. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Montreal, Canada.
1978 Ingersoll, B., & Hollenshead, C. (1978, November). The older woman: Issues. Slide/tape presented at the media section of the Gerontological Society Meeting, Dallas, TX.
1978 Hollenshead, C., & Ingersoll, B. (1978, November). Aging women: A study of print advertisements. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

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