Coping with Chronic Cancer

Clinical Approaches for Oncology Social Work Practice Co-hosted by NYU Silver School of Social Work

March 29, 2012

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
430 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
First Floor - Board Room

Presented by New York University Silver School of Social Work's Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End of Life Care and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department, this conference explores psychosocial issues and interventions when working with people with metastatic disease across the illness trajectory including cancer as a chronic illness to the end of life.

Following a key note lecture on clinical interventions with chronically metastatic populations, speakers and panelists will discuss the application of individual and group interventions to practice with this population in community and medical settings.  A final keynote lecture will address the integration of palliative care and  end of life care discussions with adults when working in private practice or agency settings. The conference will provide clinical strategies applicable in multiple settings including inpatient, ambulatory, private practice and agency settings.


8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Check-in
8:30-8:45 Welcome
Penny Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-CProgram Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering 

Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSWClinical Associate Professor;Director, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End of Life Care, NYU Silver School of Social Work
8:45-9:30 Keynote Address: "Metastasis: The New C-Word"
Rox Kleban, LCSW, Program Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Q & A with Roz Kleban
9:50-10:20 Panel 1: Counseling Individuals with Chronic Cancer
Tashi Ridley, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering,
Kimaire Boerger, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Melissa Stewart, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
10:20-10:30 Q & A with the Panel
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:25 Panel 2: Group Work w/ Individuals with Chronic Cancer
Barbara Golby, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Richard Glassman, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Susan Glaser, LCSW, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Q & A with Panel 2
Keynote Address: "Bringing Palliative and End of Life Care into the Conversation"
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW
Q & A with Susan Gerbino
12:30-1:00 Evaluations


To register, please download the registration form from the link below. Complete the form and mail it, along with payment, to:

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Division of Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
1 Washington Square N, G08
New York, NY 10003
ATTN: Stephanie Kaplan

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The fee for the conference is $75 (no discounts); $10 for students