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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.


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Upcoming Classes for Spring 2022

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

February 2, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW; & Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Supporting Patients and Families Through the Dying Process

February 8, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Jennifer Halpern, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 4 hrs

Navigating Microaggressions through the Lens of Clinicians of Color

March 9, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Instructors - Eunju Lee, LCSW, MSOD, APHSW-C; Saima Toppa, LMSW; & Octavio Moreno-Lomeli, LMSW
CEHs - 1.5hrs

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

April 6, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Terry Altilio, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACSW; & Bridget Sumser, LCSW, AHPSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

Elder Justice and Public Policy for an Aging Society 

April 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Robert Blancato, MPA
CEHs - 3 hrs

The Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team: Facilitating Healthy Teams

April 20, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Dana Ribeiro Miller M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW
CEHs - 3 hrs

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

May 10, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Myra Glajchen, DSW, MSW, BSW, ACSW, APHSW-C;
& Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 2 hrs

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

May 25, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Instructor - Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, APHSW-C
CEHs - 3 hrs

Working with Individuals with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability to Cope with Serious Illness

June 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Instructors - Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C; & Christine Kucinskis, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
CEHs - 2 hrs