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Dr. Jane Roberts

Title: Coordinating Chair MSW, Instructor II
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Phone: 941-359-4604
Email: jmr@usf.edu
Office: C254

Dr. Jane Roberts is an Instructor in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, where she also has chaired the Duvall Family Studies Initiative since 2009. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the Coordinating Chair for Social Work and the MSW program. Dr. Roberts teaches individual, family, and group practice in social work. She obtained a PhD in gerontology at Virginia Tech; her subsequent research interests emphasize age bias and prejudicial views toward older people as well as familial and environmental influences upon caregiving. Recent work includes socio-cultural aspects of hoarding behaviors and attachment-related clinical treatment.

Her clinical and administrative career has included psychotherapy, hospice and hospital administration, and employment by the federal government as a Health Research Scientist, where she coordinated a multi-state study of Veterans with Alzheimer’s-type dementias.


Carrion, I.V., Estapé, T., Neelamegam, M., Roberts, J., & Estapé, Wiltshire, J, & Estape, J. (2020). Older Latinos’ Beliefs and Attitudes Impacting Cancer Treatment. Journal of Cancer Studies and Therapeutics, 1 (2), 38-44.

Roberts, J. (2018). Stress and strain: Your own reactions to encountering hoarding behaviors in clients. SCAN (Sarasota County Aging Network) professional meeting. Sarasota, May.

Roberts, J. (2018). Encountering hoarding behaviors in care management work: Dealing with your own emotions. Senior Care Management group. Sarasota, January.

Roberts, J. (2017). Understanding Hoarding Behaviors and Necessity of Therapeutic Intervention. Sarasota Senior Advisors (chapter of national organization). July 26. Sarasota FL.

Roberts, J. (2017). The ASEN Project: Evaluators’ Midpoint Findings in Dementia Caregivers’ Program to Address Stress and Burden. Alzheimer’s Coalition Quarterly Educational Meeting, July 25. Sarasota FL.

Roberts, J. (2017). Strengthening Leadership in Awareness of Adult Abuse and Neglect. Supervisory Leaders in Aging: Hartford Foundation national training for MSW supervisors. Tampa, FL, April, 2017.

Grosholz, J., Roberts, J., & Sloan, M. (2017). New social workers and practice data: Publishing your program evaluation findings. The New Social Worker.

Roberts, J. & Davidson, W. (2016). A Clinician’s Quick Guide to Hoarding Behaviors and Treatment Considerations. Laminated clinical guide.