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Palliative and End-of-Life Care

An Introduction to Clinical Concepts Any Social Worker Should Know

Instructor, Darren Arthur, MSW, and LCSW

The objective of this program is to introduce basic PELC practice concepts and provide PELC clinical practice knowledge and skills applicable throughout various practice settings and with individuals, couples, and families.

Program Format:

  • Interactive and collaborative learning environment; and
  • Discussion of readings, practice examples, and skill-building exercises.

Who Should Attend:

Social Workers who have a BSW and/or MSW; who are new to PELC; who desire a foundation to address PELC issues in their institutional or private practice settings; and/or who are considering a career in PELC.

Learning Goals:

Program participants will learn:

  • The history of PELC and its current application to social work practice across settings;
  • To integrate various theories and theoretical perspectives into direct PELC practice;
  • To utilize a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to effectively engage patients/families who are facing a life-threatening illness;
  • To recognize and navigate the inherent ethical challenges that arise in the field; and
  • To identify the particular challenges social workers face working in the PELC field.

Participants receive 15 NY NASW-CEU credits and a Certificate of Completion for the training.

Program Dates:

The course will take place consecutive Monday evenings, 5pm to 8pm October 22 - November 19, 2012.

To Apply:

Please click on the link below to complete the online application form. You will be asked to upload a CV or resume along with your application. There is no fee to apply.

This course is now closed.


NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1 Washington Square North, Room 404


Training fee: $395 (25% discount for SSSW alum, and NYU field instructors and educational coordinators)

For more information please contact:

Stephanie Kaplan
Conference Coordinator
By telephone: 212-998-5897
By email: