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Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation, Third Edition
by Marla Berg-Weger
Instructor Resources Prepared by Michael S. Cronin, PhD, LCSW and Andrew Triska, MSW
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Marla Berg-Weger is a professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, Missouri, where she also serves as the Director of Field Education. Dr. Berg-Weger has been a social worker for over three decades and holds social work degrees at the bachelor.s, master.s, and doctoral levels. Her social work practice experience includespublic social welfare services, domestic violence services, mental health, and healthcare social work. Her research and writing focus on social work practice and gerontological social work, particularly in the areas of older adult mobility and family caregiving. With Julie Birkenmaier, she co- authored the textbook The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work. With Birkenmaier and Marty DeWeese, she co- authored another book in this series, Contemporary Social Work Practice. She is the past president of the Association of Gerontology in Social Work and currently serves as the Secretary. She also serves as the Chair of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work Editorial Board Executive Committee. She is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, a Co-Convenor of the Society.s Transportation Interest Group, and a member of the Publications Committee.