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Health and Palliative Care

Health and Palliative Care Continuing Education Classes

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The Graduate School of Social Service has a concentration of Continuing Education class on Palliative Care. The classes are taught by experienced palliative social workers who bring a wealth of knowledge and practice wisdom to the classroom. Whether you are working in health care, or just want to learn more about this rewarding and growing area of practice, please check out the courses in the Palliative Care concentration below.

Social workers interested in applying for the Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) can meet the requirement for the 20 CEHs that are related specifically to hospice and palliative care by taking the classes offered here.

Countinuing Education Classes!

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Fall 2021

Understanding Your Own Death Anxiety, for the Death-Adjacent Clinician

October 14, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor - Abigail Nathanson
CEHs - 2 hrs

Moral Distress: What It Is and How to Respond

October 28, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor - Susan Hedlund
CEHs - 3 hrs

Choice in Dying: Current Legal, Policy and Ethical Issues

November 8, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Instructors - David Leven & Judith Schwarz
CEHs - 4 hrs

Healthcare Decision Making: What Every Social Worker Needs to Know

December 2, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor - Christine Wilkins
CEHs - 2 hrs

Upcoming Classes for Spring 2022

The Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team: Facilitating Healthy Teams

Instructor - Dana Ribeiro Miller M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW
CEHs - 3 hrs

Pain Management: An Overview of Social Work's Potential to Enhance Care

Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW & Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

The Power of Language: Empowering Social Work to influence Word Choice in Patient-Centered Care

Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW & Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Navigating Microaggressions through the Lens of Clinicians of Color

Instructors - Eunju Lee, LCSW, MSOD, APHSW-C & Saima Toppa, LMSW
CEHs - 1.5hrs

The Family Meeting in Healthcare: Social Work in a Leadership Role

Instructors - Myra Glajchen, DSW, MSW, BSW, ACSW, APHSW-C
& Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 1.5 hrs

Cultural Competency – Skills and Knowledge for Improving Practice in Healthcare Settings

Instructor - Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Supporting Patients and Families Through the Dying Process

Instructor - Jennifer Halpern, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 4 hrs

An Anti-Oppression Framework for Health Social Work Practice

Instructor - Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs