ONCOLOGY SOCIAL WORK: NAVIGATING PATIENTS AND FAMILY THROUGH CANCER
Instructor: Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW
In the US there are approximately 1.68 million new cancer cases estimated to be diagnosed this year. Additionally, as of January 2014, there are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US (ACS Cancer Facts & Figures 2016). With this high prevalence and the unique psychosocial impact that a cancer diagnosis has on the individual and their family, social workers in all fields will most likely encounter a client with these challenges.
Learning about the specific psychosocial needs of cancer patients is beneficial to generalist and clinical social workers alike, case managers, private practitioners, and social workers inside and outside healthcare settings. This course is designed to increase understanding of the oncology social worker role, the psychosocial needs of oncology patients and their families, and common interventions and treatments. This workshop will provide foundational knowledge and tools.
Register online. Course fees are $99 for the general public and $79 for TUSSW alumni or Temple-affiliated individuals. For more info, visit our webpage or send us an email message. Space is limited. Register today!