Carol Ott, PhD., MSN

Professor/ Associate Dean Assessment, Evaluation & Student Support Services

 Email: carolott@ccon.edu

 Areas of Expertise

  • Growth and Development Across the Life Span
  • Grief Counseling
  • End of Life Care and Interventions
  • Palliative Care  

 Professional Certifications

  • Thanatologist Certification - Association for Death Education and Counseling
  • End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Graduate and Undergraduate Certification
  • Myers Briggs Type Trainer Certification - Type Resources, Inc.
  • Basic Life Support - American Heart Association

 Education

Degree Held School Attended Location (City, State)
PhD Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
MS Educational Psychology University of WI - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
MSN Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
BSN Marquette University Milwaukee, WI

 

 Areas of Research

  • Grief, Complicated Grief, Bereavement
  • Pre-Death Grief in Alzheimer Caregivers as a Predictor of Post-Death Grief
  • Pre-Death Grief Interventions in Dementia Caregivers
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention in Emerging Adulthood

 

Recent Publications

Ott, C.H., Kelber, S., Blaylock, M. (2010). Easing the way for spouse caregivers of individuals with dementia: A pilot feasibility study of a grief intervention. Research in Gerontological Nursing , 3, 89-99.

Sanders, S., Ott, C. H., Kelber, S. (2008). The Experience of high levels of grief in caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease. Death Studies, 31, 495-523.

Ott, C.H., Sander, S., & Kelber, S. (2007).  Grief and personal growth experiences of spouses and adult child caregivers of person's with Alzheimer's disease. The Gerontologist , 47, 798-809.

Ott, C.H., Lueger, R., Kelber, S., & Prigerson, H. (2007). Spousal Bereavement in Older Adults: Common, Resilient and Chronic Grief with Defining Characteristics . Journal of Mental and Nervous Diseases , 195, 332-341.

Ott, C.H., Reynolds, S., Schlidt, A. (2006). A guide to supporting family Caregivers through the Alzheimer's disease trajectory: Grief and personal growth.

Ott, C.H., Plach, S., Hewitt, J., Cashin, S., Kelber, S.T., Cisler, R., & Weis, J. (2005). Smoking-related health behaviors and readiness to quit.   AAOHN Journal , 6, 487-495.

Ott, C.H., Cashin, S.E., & Altekruse, M. (2005). The college tobacco survey. Journal of American College Health , 53,231-238.

Ott, C.H., & Doyle. L.H. (2005). An evaluation of the small group norms challenging model: Changing substance use misperceptions in five urban high schools. The High School Journal , 88, 45-55.

Ott, C.H., Doyle, L., & Tarantino, S. (2004). The impact of a university teaching project withurban high school students on the development of cultural competence. Journal of InternationalNursing Scholarship , 1 (1), Article 22.

Ott, C.H, Haertlein, C., & Craig, D. (2003). A student affairs and faculty collaborative healthassessment and intervention initiative. Journal of College Health , 51(6), 257-261.

Ott, C.H. (2003). The impact of complicated grief on mental and physical health at various points in the bereavement process. Death Studies , 27, 249-272.

Ott, C.H., & Haertlein, C. (2002). Social norms marketing: A prevention strategy to decrease high-risk college student drinking. Nursing Clinics of North America , 37, 351-364.

Ott, C.H., & Lueger, R.J. (2002). Patterns of change in mental health status during the first two years of spousal bereavement. Death Studies , 26(5), 387-411.

Other publication:

Ott, C.H., Reynolds, S., Schlidt, A. (2006). A guide to supporting family caregivers through the Alzheimer's disease trajectory: Grief and personal growth.

 

Recent Presentations

Mulligan, J. & Ott, C. (2009) "Grief Among caregivers: A comparison of two measures of grief." Poster Presentation. Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. Atlanta , November.

Ott, C (2009). "Predictors of grief reactions among dementia caregivers: A prospective study of bereavement," Paper presentation, 31 st Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dallas, April.

Doyl Doyle, L. & Ott, C. (2009). "Interdisciplinary collaboration: The route to innovative organizational possibilities." Paper presentation. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego , April.

Ott, C. (2008). A Qualitative Examination of High Levels of Grief Experience in Spouses and Adult Children Caregivers of Person's with Alzheimer's Disease, Association for Death Education and Counseling, Montreal , Quebec , May.

Ott, C. (2006). A comparison of three clusters of bereaved older adult spouses, Paper Presentation, 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Tampa, FLA., March.

Ott, C. (2006). Grief and Personal Growth in Spouses and Adult Children of Person's with Alzheimer's Disease, State Alzheimer's Association Conference, Green Bay, WI., May, 2006 and St. Louis University Regional Alzheimer's Center, April.

Ott, C. (2006). Personal Growth in Spouses and Adult Children of Person's with Alzheimer's Disease, Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November.

Ott, C. (2005). "Patterns of Change in Spousal Bereavement: A Growth Model Analysis." Paper Presentation 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling  Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 30.

Ott , C. (2004). "An adaptation of the small groups norms-challenging model with racially diverse urban high school students." National Social Norms Conference. Chicago . July.

 

Professional Affiliations 

Organization Officer Memberships Website
Association for Death Education and Counseling Program Reviewer www.adec.org
Sigma Theta Tau International N/A Sigma Theta Tau Website
American College Health Association N/A http://www.acha.org
National Learning Center Association N/A http://www.nclca.org
Cope Services of Ozaukee County Board of Directors http://www.copeservices.org/index.html
Starting Point of Ozaukee Advisory Board http://www.ozaukeecouncil.org/

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