A series of three webinars!
Two thoughts lie at the heart of true hospice interdisciplinary teamwork:
- We are all responsible for all of the goals, and
- Team members of equal value work cooperatively around one set of goals: those of the patient and family
In exploring the critical nature of social workers and chaplains on the team, we look at roles and skill sets specifically related to psychosocial/spiritual acuity, skillfully intervening when distress is present, and more advanced interventions and techniques to address pain and suffering. This webinar series will focus on taking social work and chaplain counseling skills to the next level.
You may register for the entire series or individual sessions.
- Psychosocial & Spiritual Acuity Implications for Social Workers & Chaplains
- Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth
- Psychological & Spiritual Distress: A Call for Immediate & Skillful Intervention
Session Dates & Descriptions
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Psychosocial & Spiritual Acuity Implications for Social Workers & Chaplains
Most staff are aware that there are processes and scales used to assess acuity related to pain and symptom management. Yet if someone asked about the comparable processes and tools used to assess psychosocial and spiritual acuity, would you know how to respond? This webinar will focus on how chaplains and social workers assess suffering and how to determine levels of acuity. This skill set is critical to determining risk levels, understanding where social workers and chaplains are needed most, and what skills are necessary when they arrive.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth
Nationally, conversations continue to evolve regarding the role of social workers and chaplains in pain and symptom management. The role suffering plays in exacerbating physical pain and the importance of skillfully addressing it to better manage pain are widely known. Interdisciplinary teams exist for a reason and this topic is at the heart of true interdisciplinary care. Join us for an in-depth look at specific skills, techniques, and interventions for the complex situations chaplains and social workers routinely encounter.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Psychological & Spiritual Distress: A Call for Immediate & Skillful Intervention
One dictionary defines "distress" as "extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain." This is where social workers and chaplains come in! They are the counselors on the team and the presence of distress is clearly a call for immediate and skillful intervention. This webinar will explore methods to assess both psychosocial and spiritual distress levels and use scenarios to apply skills and interventions to challenging situations. Key concepts from “trauma-informed care” to address trauma-related distress will also be incorporated.