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Hire Dr. Kathryn Betts Adams
United States

Gerontology Scholar and Editor

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Services
Work Experience

Eldercare Manager and Social Worker

Sage Solutions, LLC

September 2018 - January 2019

Assistant Clinical Professor - part-time

University of Connecticut Health Center

May 2017 - December 2018

Social Work Consultant

Tending, Inc.

January 2017 - January 2018

Contributing Faculty (Part-time)

Walden University

December 2013 - December 2014

Associate Professor with Tenure

Case Western Reserve University

July 2011 - June 2013

Assistant Professor - Tenure-track

Case Western Reserve University

July 2005 - June 2011

Instructor (full-time)

Case Western Reserve University

July 2003 - June 2005

Education

PhD (Social Work)

University of Maryland Baltimore

August 1996 - December 2001

MSW (Social Work)

University of Michigan

June 1983 - May 1984

Certifications
  • Certification details not provided.
Publications
BOOK REVIEW
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2014). Depressed Older Adults: Education and Screening, by Jacquelin Berman & Lisa M. Furst. Journal of gerontological social work. (just-accepted). Routledge
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2007). Dementia caregivers share their stories: A support group in a book. ALLIANCE CHILDREN \& FAMILIES 11700 WEST LAKE PARK DRIVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53224 USA
Adams, KB(2005). Social work approaches in health and mental health from around the globe. ALLIANCE CHILDREN \& FAMILIES 11700 WEST LAKE PARK DRIVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53224 USA
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Choi, Moon and Adams, Kathryn Betts and Kahana, Eva(2013). Self-regulatory driving behaviors: gender and transportation support effects. Journal of women & aging. 25. (2). p. 104--118. Taylor \& Francis Group
Moon, Heehyul and Adams, Kathryn Betts and Roberts, Amy Restorick(2013). Risk factors for depression among the oldest-old in urban congregate housing: Contribution of grief. International Social Work. 56. (4). p. 516--533. SAGE Publications
Baik, Ok Mi and Adams, Kathryn Betts(2011). Improving the Well-Being of Couples Facing Cancer: A Review of Couples-Based Psychosocial Interventions. Journal of marital and family therapy. 37. (2). p. 250--266. Wiley Online Library
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Leibbrandt, Sylvia and Moon, Heehyul(2011). A critical review of the literature on social and leisure activity and wellbeing in later life. Ageing and Society. 31. (04). p. 683--712. Cambridge University Press
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Roberts, Amy Restorick(2010). Reported coping strategies and depressive symptoms among African American and white residents of congregate housing. Journal of gerontological social work. 53. (6). p. 473--494. Taylor \& Francis Group
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Sanders, Sara(2010). Measurement of developmental change in late life: A validation study of the Change in Activities and Interests Index. Clinical Gerontologist. 33. (2). p. 92--108. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR \& FRANCIS LTD 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Matto, Holly C and LeCroy, Craig Winston(2009). Limitations of evidence-based practice for social work education: Unpacking the complexity. Journal of Social Work Education. 45. (2). p. 165--186. Routledge
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Moon, Heehyul(2009). Subthreshold depression: Characteristics and risk factors among vulnerable elders. Aging & mental health. 13. (5). p. 682--692. Routledge
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2008). Specific effects of caring for a spouse with dementia: differences in depressive symptoms between caregiver and non-caregiver spouses. International Psychogeriatrics. 20. (03). p. 508--520. Cambridge University Press
Adams, Kathryn Betts and McClendon, Mckee J and Smyth, Kathleen A(2008). Personal losses and relationship quality in dementia caregiving. Dementia. 7. (3). p. 301--319. SAGE Publications
Lerner, Alan J and McClendon, McKee J and Sami, Susie A and Ogrocki, Paula K and Adams, Kathryn Betts and Smyth, Kathleen A(2008). Factors affecting usage patterns of memantine in Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. 22. (2). p. 137--143. LWW
Adams, Kathryn Betts and McClendon, McKee J(2006). Early-stage cognitive impairment: A social work practice and research agenda. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 87. (4). p. 590--600. Alliance for Children and Families
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2006). The transition to caregiving: the experience of family members embarking on the dementia caregiving career. Journal of gerontological social work. 47. (3-4). p. 3--29. Taylor \& Francis Group
Sanders, Sara and Adams, Kathryn Betts(2005). Grief reactions and depression in caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease: Results from a pilot study in an urban setting. Health & social work. 30. (4). p. 287--295. Oxford University Press
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Smyth, Kathleen A and McClendon, McKee J(2005). Psychosocial resources as moderators of the impact of spousal dementia caregiving on depression. Journal of applied gerontology. 24. (5). p. 475--489. Sage Publications
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2005). The Transition to Caregiving: Impacts of Early Dementia on Marital and Family Relationships. 9th Annual Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference, Miami, FL.
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Sanders, Sara(2004). Alzheimer’s Caregiver Differences in Experience of Loss, Grief Reactions and Depressive Symptoms Across Stage of Disease A Mixed-Method Analysis. Dementia. 3. (2). p. 195--210. SAGE Publications
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Matto, Holly C and Sanders, Sara(2004). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Geriatric Depression Scale. The Gerontologist. 44. (6). p. 818--826. Oxford University Press
Adams, KB and Sanders, S and Auth, EA(2004). Loneliness and depression in independent living retirement communities: Risk and resilience factors. Aging & Mental Health. 8. (6). p. 475--485. Taylor \& Francis Group
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2004). CHANGING INVESTMENT IN ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS IN ELDERS'LIVES: THEORY AND MEASUREMENT. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 58. (2). p. 87--108. Baywood
Adams, Kathryn Betts and Matto, Holly C and Harrington, Donna(2001). The Traumatic Stress Institute Belief Scale as a measure of vicarious trauma in a national sample of clinical social workers. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services. 82. (4). p. 363--371. Alliance for Children and Families
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2001). Depressive symptoms, depletion, or developmental change? Withdrawal, apathy, and lack of vigor in the Geriatric Depression Scale. The Gerontologist. 41. (6). p. 768--777. Oxford University Press
Adams, Kathryn B and Mann, Ellen Steinberg and Prigal, Rebecca Weintraub and Fein, Adele and Sounders, Trisha L and Gerber, Barbara Sookman(1994). Holocaust survivors in a Jewish nursing home: Building trust and enhancing personal control. Clinical gerontologist. 14. (3). p. 99--118. Taylor \& Francis Group
Thomas, Edwin J and Adams, Kathryn Betts and Yoshioka, Marianne R and Ager, Richard D(1990). Unilateral relationship enhancement in the treatment of spouses of uncooperative alcohol abusers. The American Journal of Family Therapy. 18. (4). p. 334--344. Taylor \& Francis Group
BOOK CHAPTER
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2009). Older Adult Services. Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work Perspective. p. 240--262.
DISSERTATION THESIS
Adams, Kathryn Betts(2000). Depressive symptoms, depletion or developmental change? Multidimensionality in the Geriatric Depression Scale according to contemporary interpretations of the disengagement theory of aging.