This program provides an integrated sequence of courses to promote the interaction of theory and practice. The program will also enhance clinical practice knowledge; expand assessment and clinical intervention skills; examine assessment and treatment needs of patients and their families; use a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework; provide opportunities to develop leadership skills; and explore the dilemmas in "caring" rather than "curing."
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
From the Director
"The Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is based on the belief that the people with whom we are privileged to work are the experts. Our approach to teaching echoes that collaborative belief, with faculty moving fluidly between the positions of ‘expert’ and ‘co-learner.’ We are committed to creating a safe and respectful environment that acknowledges the role of practice wisdom and validates emotion and spirituality in the learning process."
-Susan Gerbino, MA, MSW, PhD, LCSW
From a Former Student
"In this program, the faculty treated students as peers, and the collegial atmosphere allowed students—at all levels of experience—to feel comfortable participating in our own learning. The faculty’s enthusiasm and commitment to teaching, as well as their own work in this field, was a highlight of the program."
-Nicki Weiss, MSW
Pathways to Care program at Westchester Jewish Community Services, Hartsdale, NY
- Interaction of theory and practice; clinical practice knowledge
- Assessment and clinical intervention skills
- Biopsychosocial-spiritual framework
- Dilemmas in “caring” rather than “curing”
This certificate is comprised of four individual modules, two of which are offered each semester. All four modules are required to complete the certificate. Each module meets for 10 two-hour sessions on a bi-weekly basis.
NASW-approved CEUs: 80
|Semester 1 (Meeting time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)|
|Semester 2 (Meeting time 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm):|
NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003