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SWHPN is proud to release the program for this year's General Assembly! 

Please see below for details on each session, including titles and topic areas.

Session 1: Monday, March 12, 9:45 - 10:45 am  
Title Topic Area

Digital Storytelling as a Social Work Intervention for Bereaved Family Members presented by Abigail Rolbiecki, PhD, MSW, MPH
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Through Our Lens: A Photovoice Project with Teens Who Have a Parent with Cancer presented by Melissa Lundquist, MSW, PhD LGSW

Innovation & Research

Advance Care Planning: Redesigning Patient-Centered Care presented by Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW
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Placing Patients First -3 years of Patient Centered Care Conferences presented by Christina Kulp, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Care Across the Continuum; Communication & Decision-Making

Palliative Care Social Work Champion Program:  An Evolving Model for Training Social Workers in Generalist Palliative Care presented by Dory Hottensen, LCSW
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Educating our Future Colleagues: Creating an MSW Practicum presented by Christa Burke, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Educ / Professional Development

Working with Non-Physical Suffering: Results from an Exploratory Study presented by Maxxine Rattner, MSW, RSW
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Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy: An Introductory Review in the Treatment of Existential Distress presented by Jordan Nichols, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Clinical Practice / Innovation & Research
LGBTQIQA-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care presented by Rhonda Davis, MDiv, MSW, LCSW Special Popualtions; Innovation & Research
"It's my Body!": Assisting Adolescents and Their Families Through Joint Decision Making in Life Sustaining Treatments presented by Caitlin Scanlon, MSW Pediatrics (Special Pops); Clinical Practice
Building Moral Communities for Reflection and Dialogue presented by David Browning, MSW, LICSW, & Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW Education & Prof Development
Living on the Fringe: Palliative Social Workers as Advocates from Practice to Policy and Beyond presented by Myra Glajchen, DSW; Gary Stein, JD, MSW; & Donna Zhukovsky, MD Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics / Policy & Advocacy, Special Populations & Cultures
   
   
Session 2: Monday, March 12, 11:00 am -12:00 pm   
Title Topic Area

"What can I tell my children?" Supporting palliative and hospice patients with young children presented by Katie Aliberti, MA, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
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Overlooked and misunderstood: The adolescent/young adult experience and the role of the palliative care team presented by Liz Elmquist, LMSW

Pediatrics (Special Pops); Clinical Practice

Flipping the Focus: Palliative Care as a Platform for Interprofessional Education presented by Iris Fineberg, PhD, M.S.W., OSW-C
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Social Work Leadership through Physician Education presented by Delia Cortez, LCSW - Santa Monica UCLA Palliative Care SW

Prof Development; Interdisciplianry Collaboration

Honoring Our Veterans: A Special Project to Recognize the Needs of Vets presented by Wendy Sontag, MSW/LISW
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Masculinity, Manhood, and Manliness: The Psychosocial Challenges for Prostate Cancer Survivors presented by Les Gallo-Silver

Special Populations 

Is it because you think we can't pay? When Culture and Communication Clash at End of Life presented by Susannah Plocher, LGSW, MPAff, & Anne Kelemen,  LICSW, ACHP-SW
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Medical and Social Factors Contributing to Length of Stay in the Hospital presented by Maggie Gavin, MSW,  & Myra Glajchen, DSW

Clinical Practice; Interdisciplinary Collaboration
All We Need is a Little Hope: The Therapeutic Power of Hope as an End-of-Life Intervention presented by Stephanie Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, ACHP-SW Clinical Practice; Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Hospice and African-American Referrals: Perceptions of Non-Physician Medical Providers presented by Talisha Mills, LMSW, ACHP-SW Special Popualtions; Innovation & Research
Making Trauma Work Sustainable:  Shifting the Paradigm from Passive to Active presented by Catherine Arnold, MSW, LICSW Education / Prof Development
Moral Distress - There IS something we can do about it! presented by Emily Browning, M.Div., MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, & Lori Eckel,  LCSW, ACHP-SW  Ethics / Advocacy

It'll Take a Miracle!- The Role of the Palliative Care Clinician Engaging Families Who Are Hoping for a Miracle presented by Rachel Rusch, MSW, MA
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Soooo Misunderstood: The Role of the Palliative Care Social Worker on the Interdisciplinary Team presented by Lynn Skubiszewski, LCSW, & Sara Dado, LCSW

Clinical Practice; Interdisciplinary Collaboration
   
   
 Session 3: Monday, March 12, 1:30pm -2:30pm  
 Title  Topic Area

Dipping Your Toes into the Realm of Spirituality presented by Sue Best, MSW, LCSW
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The powerful effect of Reiki and "energy healing" techniques at the end of life presented by Elizabeth Giele, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW

 Spirituality

Helping policy makers create death with dignity policies presented by Roxroy Reid, PhD, LCSW
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Addressing Practicalities: Integrating a Medical Legal Partnership in the care of the Palliative Care Population presented by Catherine Rogers, LMSW

 Policy & Advocacy

Revising the Palliative Care Biopsychosocialspiritualsexual Assessment for Elders presented by Louisa Daratsos, PhD, LCSW
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Palliative Care Disparities: Exploring Barriers to Acces and Use of Services in Diverse Older Adults presented by Dan GardnerPhD, LCSW

 Special Populations (Older Adults)
We're Not Trained for This: The Role of Social Workers in Enhancing Palliative Care Clinic Practices for Patients with Substance Use Disorders presented by Erin Bagwell, LCSW Clinical Practice; Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Palliative sedation: What is it and what is my role as a hospice social worker? presented by N. Rose Gaston, MSW, LGSW Education / Prof Development; Clinical Practice
Dying Without a Home- How Hospice and Palliative Care can grapple with homelessness presented by Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW Special Popualtions; Innovation & Research
Taking bereavement support online presented by Shelly Cory & Andrea Warnick, RN, MA Innovation & Research
Anticipatory Grief and Complex Bereavement Counseling Issues for "Orphaned" Adult Children presented by Les Gallo-Silver  Clinical Practice
   
   
Session 4: Monday, March 12, 2:45pm -3:45pm  
 Time  Topic Area

Training social workers to take leadership in renal advance care planning: Lessons learned presented by Joan Berzoff, MSW, Ed.D 
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Training Champions: An Interprofessional Educational Program Designed to Promote Palliative Care as Standard of Care presented by Frances Eichholz Heller, LMSW, ACHP-SW

 Professional development

 A Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Care: The experiences of social workers presented by Arden O'Donnell, MPH, MSW, LICSW
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Psychosocial Collaboration for Hospice and Palliative Care Patients in a Children's Hospital presented by Martha Schermer, LICSW, ACHP-SW

 Pediatric / Special Populations; Innovation & Research

Sorry for Your Loss: An Analysis of Grief Experience Narratives Posted Online presented by Allison Gibson, PhD, MSW
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Narratives in Medicine: Writing for personal and professional resilience in palliative and End of Life Care presented by Katherine Walsh, Ph.D. MSW, LICSW

 Innovations / Self Care

The SAGE Program: Social Work Innovation in Primary Palliative Care presented by Catherine Arnold, MSW, LICSW
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Understanding Care Transitions for Direct Care Workers in End-of-Life Care presented by Stephanie Wladkowski, PhD, LMSW, ACHP-SW

 Interdisciplinary Collaboration; 
 Encountering the Mystical in Clinical Practice presented by Eunice Gorman Ryan, RN,
BSW, MSW, RSW, PhD
 Spirituality
What is Quality Care in Serious Illness? Forging New Models from Evidence-based Outcomes presented by Deb Waldrop, PhD, LMSW; Susan Enguidanos, PhD, MPH; & John Cagle, MSW, PhD  Care Across the Continuum; Innovation & Research
National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care presented by Gwynn Sullivan, MSN, & Tracy Schroepfer, PhD  Education/Prof Development
Providing Psycho-social Care Across Linguistic and Cultural Barriers by Effective Partnering with Medical Interpreters presented by Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH  Diversity & Inclusion, Special populations & cultures