13th Annual Palliative Care Social Work Conference
Resilience: What Palliative Care Needs to Thrive
Save the Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Social Work
Resilience in health care professionals means improved care for patients and their families. Based on conference evaluation feedback, all sessions are related to resilience and trends important for palliative care social workers and other allied health professionals to learn.
Doors will open for check-in and breakfast at 7:45 AM
Program promptly starts at 8:15 AM
All Keynote Speakers will be virtually livestreamed and recorded
Preliminary Program “Sneak Peek”
Virtual Keynote Speakers
Morning Keynote: Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD: Resilience, how we nurture ourselves and teach our health systems what is needed
Lunchtime Talk: Andrew MacPherson, Healthsperien LLC: Health Policy, Hot Topics in Palliative Care
Afternoon Keynote Panel: Resilience, self-care techniques and trends
Danielle Faye Jonas, MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
Kristin Drouin, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Eleanor Frechette, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Pediatric Advance Care Team, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Lauren Cramer, MSW, LISCW, Clinical Social Worker, Pediatric Advance Care Team, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
In-Person Advanced Practitioner Sessions (Morning and Afternoon)
Wonkey Grief and the Resiliency Toolbox, Kerri Boyer, LPCC, MA Clinical Health Counseling, Bristol Hospice Bereavement Counselor
Moving Towards the Storm: Creating Meaning, Mastery and Resilience Through Palliative Care, Kay Adams, LCSW, Founder, Compassion Works LLC
Compassion Fatigue: What It Is and How It Impacts Social Workers, Bre Holligan, MSW, LAC, EMDR Therapist, ADS, Center for Trauma and Resilience, supported by Nemayian Muthiora
Resilience and Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations, Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA, Executive Director at HeartLight Center, Inc.
What is Moral Injury and How is it Impacting Your Wellbeing?, Pari Shah, LCSW, MSW, PHD candidate, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Researcher of moral injury amongst clinical social workers
Practitioners form Center for Trauma Resilience, station for attendee learning, topic TBA
Event Coordination done by the Student Association of Social Workers at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Proceeds will go towards student social work professional development and education.
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Friday, April 23, 2021
We are “Re-Imagining” our structure this year!
Based on conference evaluation feedback we’ve invited keynote speakers and interactive in-depth training sessions. “Live”, synchronous programming: 8 am – 1:05 pm, social networking: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm. Live sessions will be recorded for later viewing.
Additionally, attendees can learn from pre-recorded content from poster contributors and sponsors accessible online before and after the conference.
All attendees are eligible for raffle prizes like SWPH memberships, local business, and self-care services!
Morning Keynote: Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D., is the Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor for Direct Practice in Social Work, University Distinguished Professor, associate dean for health affairs, and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. At Dell Medical School, Jones is associate director of social sciences and community-based research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, chair of the Department of Health Social Work, and professor in the Departments of Oncology, Population Health, and Psychiatry. She is also a founding steering committee member of the UT Austin Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) with colleagues at Dell Medical School, School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy.
Afternoon Keynote Speakers Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholars! Bridget Sumser, MSW, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health Carey Candrian, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Advanced Training Sessions:
Updates from the field: The realities of Medical Aid in Dying, Viki Carter, LCSW, Sam DeWitt, Karrie Filios, LPC, & Carolyn Fulton. Moderator: Laurel Tropeano
The Challenges of Aging Alone, Jane Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA
Well-being at work: It’s Not an Oxymoron, Katie Morrison, MD
Maximizing communication access for people in palliative care: Interdisciplinary considerations, Christina Perkins, MA CCC-SLP, Aleaza Goldberg,MA,CCC-SLP/L & Jessica Rossi-Katz, PhD, CCC-A
Cannabis and Mushrooms as Medicine for End of Life, Deborah A. Mathias DNP, RN, CNE; Shannon Hughes, MSW, PhD; Rob Colbert, MA, PhD
Palliative Care in Colorado: Trends, gaps, and Opportunities to Improve Care,JennKlus, MPH; Cordt T. Kassner, PhD
Up to 6 hours of CE Credits approved by NASW-CO. Participation in the training will count towards the requirements of DORA’s 40 hours of Continuing Professional Development all LCSW and LSW.
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