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Summer Institute: An Introduction to Palliative Care

July 16-20, 2018

This week-long summer program will provide an introduction to palliative care for social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health workers, case managers, chaplains and people working with older adults. The training will include skills and practice interventions that are needed to assess and support patients and families as they negotiate the trajectory of serious illness. No Palliative Care experience necessary.

Everyone faces the journey of illness as a patient, friend, family member, caregiver or decision maker at some point in life. People living with chronic illness and the bereaved traverse all fields of practice, highlighting the need for all helping professionals to have basic knowledge of palliative care. Helping professionals are in an extraordinary position to support patients and families as they negotiate the trajectory of serious illness, providing support, counseling, education, anticipatory guidance and assistance with care planning and decision making. Most importantly, this means understanding how to work with patients and families at any point in the continuum of illness, from diagnosis through bereavement.

In this spirit, NYU’s Zelda Foster Studies Program offers this week-long summer institute. This course is a primer in palliative care, providing an overview of the field, digging deep in comprehensive assessment, interventions and skills, and exploring ethical and legal implications in the field. We will discuss self-care and clinician well-being in the work in hopes of creating sustainable practices. Clinicians will leave the week with an increased confidence in their ability to meet the needs of patients and families across settings.

Learning objectives

  • Utilize bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to effectively engage and support patients and families living with serious illness
  • Increase understanding of issues patients and families face from diagnosis through bereavement
  • Identify the role of all providers in symptom management
  • Integrate fundamental palliative care principles into existing practice
  • Recognize common ethical challenges and frameworks
  • Explore issues of burnout and self-care

What we offer

  • In-person and interactive training focus
  • Expert academic and clinical faculty
  • Content tailored to working clinicians
  • Community of working professionals interested in the field
  • 23 Continuing Education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Mental Health Practitioners

Agenda

Monday, July 16

8:00 - 8:30am
Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am
Introduction and Welcome
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW

9:00am - 1:00pm
Introduction to Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Darren Arthur, LCSW

Tuesday, July 17

8:30 - 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Work Practice in Palliative Care
Dory Hottensen, LCSW
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW

12:00 - 1:00pm
Break

1:00 - 4:00pm
An Introduction to Pain and Symptom Management
Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW

Wednesday, July 18

8:30 - 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm
Social Work Practice in Palliative Care (cont.)
Dory Hottensen, LCSW
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW

Thursday, July 19

8:30 - 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm
Ethical, Legal and Public Policy Issues
Esther Chachkes, DSW
Mary Chisholm, MD

12:00 - 1:00pm
Break

1:00 - 4:00pm
Geriatric Palliative Care
Daniel Gardner, PhD, LCSW

Friday, July 20

8:30 - 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00am - 12:00pm
Adult Bereavement
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW

12:00 - 12:30pm
Wrap-Up and Evaluations


CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS: NYSED AND ASWB/ACE APPROVED FOR 23 CE HOURS.

SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 23 continuing education clock hours.

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

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The Summer Institute is part of NYU Silver's Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PELC), which encompasses a range of initiatives designed to develop and mentor PELC social work leaders at all stages of their careers.

Application Deadlines:

For Older Adult Scholarships and Those Requiring Housing: May 25

Final Deadline: July 6 (may close early if all spaces filled)  

For more information, contact:

Dr. Susan Gerbino
Director, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Email: susan.gerbino@nyu.edu

2017 Summer Institute