Caregiver Identity Discrepancy & Implications for Practice

Participants will be introduced to basic tenants of the Caregiver Identity Theory and implications of the theory for understanding the caregiving experience and its impact on caregivers. A center piece of this perspective is the assertion that the caregiving role is not a new role, but rather a transformation of an existing role. Participants will learn about five phases of caregiving and identity discrepancy which many caregivers experience as they move between phases. The implications of this perspective for strategically intervening to support caregivers will also be discussed. 


Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, PhD
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Tailored Care, LLC
Mequon, WI
Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Welfare
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • The eXtension Military Caregiving concentration has applied for 1.00 CE credit from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 
  • If participants complete both portions of the crediting process (evaluation and post-test) and pass with an 80% or higher on the test, he/she will receive an automatically generated certificate via email.
  • To complete the evaluation and post-test click on the link here
  • For more information on CE credit go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions
  • Note: *The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes: California, Michigan, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
  • For a complete list of our Military Caregiving courses for CE credit go to:

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