Jack Paul Gesino, DSW, LCSW

Jack Paul Gesino, DSW, LCSW, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Elders and Family specialization at Southern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program. He is a highly regarded clinician who has worked with elders and their families for over 40 years.  He teaches courses in gerontology, family treatment, sexuality, clinical supervision, health and elder policy, and clinical practice. Dr. Gesino has been designated an “Expert Trainer” in geriatrics by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has received numerous grants from The Hartford Foundation and CSWE GeroEd Center, for curriculum development and training social workers in working with elders and families and in person-center/participant-directed care. He has received extensive training in neuroscience and clinical practice, biofeedback, and Positive psychology and is a practitioner and trainer in Positive psychology.  Dr. Gesino continues to provide numerous training and educational programs for clinical practitioners and the lay public. These programs include Helping Caregivers Thrive, Rewiring the Brains of Elders and The Use of Happiness Activities. He serves as a clinical consultant to a number of aging institutions and provides clinical supervision to LCSWs and those seeking their LCSW. Jack maintains a private practice, the Center for Elders and Families, in Hamden, CT.  He is also a mental health consultant at the Mary Wade Home in New Haven and the Whitney Center in Hamden and provides clinical supervision and training in Positive Psychology.