About Debbi Dooley Geriatric Care Manager


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Debbi began working at JF&CS in August 2007, with her initial primary role as Case Manager for aging individuals with significant mental health or other life-cycle challenges. Since then, her work at JF&CS has also included case management for various caregiver support programs, facilitation of six family caregiver support groups, one process group for older women, and an agency-based caregiver group, supportive counseling for elders and their care partners, counseling for clients in Weinstein Hospice’s Palliative Care program, and clinical case management for clients who are in need of additional support. Debbi has provided Geriatric Care Management services for JF&CS since 2012. In addition, she has provided eldercare for various family members for the past 19 years, including her 99 year-old mother.

Debbi received a degree in nursing from Georgia State University in 1974. Her nursing practice focused on women’s health and inpatient obstetrics. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Agnes Scott College in 2004. She completed a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in 2007. During her graduate-level counseling education, she provided counseling and case management in a year-long internship at the Wesley Woods Transitions Senior Program, a partial-hospitalization day-treatment program for older adults in need of intensive mental health support. She completed a certificate program, Understanding Dementia from the University of Tasmania's Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, and also, she holds a Certificate in Aging from Boston University’s School of Social Work.