Meaning-Centered Supervision: A Structured, Self-Reflective Model for Healthcare Social Workers

Date and Time

December 6, 2022
1 - 4 pm EST

Register for Class

Offered via live webinar.

Completion of this class will result in the receipt of three (3) continuing education hours.

  • Participants will be introduced to the novel Meaning-Centered Supervision (MCS) curriculum (an adaptation of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy) which guides healthcare social workers in connecting a sense of meaning and purpose in work as they develop personal and professional identities. MCS includes seven structured sessions in which social workers craft narratives around themes of professional attitude, living and creating work life, and connections with the social work profession. In this workshop, participants will be trained in the full MCS series concepts and themes and utilize the experiential exercises in a personal self-reflective meaning-making process. MCS curriculum materials will be provided for participants to utilize with their mentees in their own supervision practice. Application of the course material to additional staff support settings will also be discussed.


    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    1. Design and introduce MCS, a new social work supervision model adapted from tenets of meaning-centered psychotherapy
    2. Integrate the sources of meaning presented in each session into experiential questions and reflective tools that can be used by the participants and with social work supervisees
    3. Evaluate the utility of MCS in addressing risks of the compassion fatigue and burnout for healthcare social workers
  • Rebecca Cammy headshot

    Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW

    Rebecca "Becky" Cammy, MSW, LCSW is the Manager of Social Work for the oncology service line at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is a 2021 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar and 2017 Leadership Fellow in the New York University Zelda Foster Studies program. Becky is passionate about healthcare disparities and engaged in research to highlight best practices and link patient outcomes with psychosocial support services. She co-authored two chapters in the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work, 2nd edition (2022). Becky has a small private practice specializing in serious illness including cancer diagnoses, chronic medical issues, as well as grief, loss, and bereavement in addition to running a clinical supervision group for medical social workers. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

  • Class fees are listed below:

    • Full Tuition - $90
    • GSS Alumni - $75
    • Current Field Instructor - $75
    • Current Adjunct Faculty - $75
    • SWHPN Member - $75
    • 3+ members registering from one agency - $60 per registration
    • Non-Fordham Current MSW or Social Work PhD Student - $60
    • Veterans - $60
    • Fordham Faculty and Staff - $60
    • Current Fordham MSW or PhD Student - $45
    • Fordham Alumni Palliative Care Fellow - $45
    • Current Fordham Palliative Care Fellowship Field Instructor/Career Mentor - $45
    • Current Fordham Palliative Care Fellow or Montefiore Fellow - $0

    Continuing Education Hours

    Completion of this class will result in the receipt of three (3) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

  • You will receive the Zoom link for joining the class by the day before the class. You will need a computer and a reliable WiFi connection. The computer may be a desktop or a laptop. It may be an Apple or Windows computer.

    If you have never used Zoom before, you will likely be prompted to download an applet, which is a small program that allows Zoom to communicate with your computer. This is safe and you will need to do this to join the class.

    It is NOT advised that you participate using a table (e.g,.an iPad) or a cellular phone. The software is not optimized for these devices.

    Please plan to join the online class 15 minutes before the start time to be sure that you don’t have any problems connecting. We cannot provide technical support to you and refunds won’t be offered if you have technical problems. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us at [email protected] at least a few days before the class.