The Smith College School for Social Work and Baystate Health announce the 15th Palliative Care Post Graduate Certificate Program for social workers working in hospice, medical social work, bereavement and in palliative care. The program draws national and international practitioners who meet on Smith’s campus for two long weekends ( Oct.15-18 and April 7-10 ). Over these two intensive weekends, social work practitioners take courses on advanced practice I and II, leadership, psychological theories of grief and bereavement, pain and symptom management, diversity, spirituality I and II, issues in hospice and palliative care, childhood bereavement, legal and ethical issues, practice with gays and lesbians, cross cultural issues and compassion fatigue.
Coursework is taught by national leaders in the field. Classroom learning is punctuated by a six -month clinical internship in the student’s work setting. Here participants identify two to three study cases. Where possible students take leadership in their settings: teaching, creating groups, providing training and presenting at conferences. Students receive individual clinical telephonic supervision every other week from outstanding practitioners in the field and also receive group clinical telephonic supervision from an instructor in the program Graduates have gone on to write grants, teach, supervise, develop palliative care programs, develop research tools, publish papers and take many forms of leadership locally and nationally. For more information go to www.baystatehealth.org/learn or http://www.smith.edu/ssw/acad_cont_graduate.php or contact the Acting Director,estherchachkes @firstname.lastname@example.org