Ronald Toseland

Distinguished professor an expert on gerontological research and clinical social work practices

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Ronald Toseland

Distinguished Professor
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Gerontology; social work practice

Campus phone: 442-5353
Campus email: [email protected]


Named a distinguished professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees in 2010, Ronald Toseland is interested in applied gerontological research and research on clinical social work practices and group work.

He is the author and co-author of a number of books including Maintaining Communication with Persons with Dementia (Springer, 1998); Group Work with Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers (Springer, 1995); Effective Work with Administrative Groups (Haworth Press, 1987); Education and support programs for caregivers: Implications for practice, research, and policy, (Springer, 2011); and An Introduction to Group Work Practice, 7th edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2012). He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, many of which address issues related to developing and leading support groups for family caregivers and interventions for frail and chronically ill older adults.