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School of Social Work

Intergenerational Study and Practice

Social workers must respond to the needs and challenges presented by the dramatic shift in the age demographic. At Loyola we can accomplish this mission through the Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice. The Institute encourages interdisciplinary efforts of Loyola faculty and students in social work, law, psychology, nursing, sociology, and medicine in the area of intergenerational families and older adults. 

Directed by Marcia Spira,PhD, “the institute supports study, research, training, and partnerships with other agencies and universities in such areas as cultural and religious diversity, family styles, economic conditions, and health challenges of intergenerational families,” Spira says. Goals include supporting grant writing activities, creating continuing education programs that will lead to a certificate in intergenerational families, providing consultation services for community agencies, offering student internships, expanding cross-departmental collaboration, and building a volunteer core for community projects and needs assessment.


Dr. Marcia Spira, Director

Save The Date!

"In the Garden:
A Darwinian Love Story"

| May 18, 2013 | Lookingglass Theatre
more details to follow.

Long before The Origin of Species will forever change the world, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgwood and they forever change each other. In the space between science and faith, they find an unexpected and unlikely romance.

In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals, divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Only by embracing this duality can they possibly navigate the struggles, triumphs, losses and discoveries that await.

Proceeds will benefit the School of Social Work Alumni, at Loyola University Chicago. Funds will help provide continuing education and scholarships for students, alumni and the community!

Topic: “Therapeutic Interventions for Older Individuals, Couples, Families,& Groups”

For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Spira at mspira@luc.edu  or 312.915.7580


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