United Way #8365 | CFC #42512
Helping Clients Cope with Serious and Life-Limiting Illness
Community Education Workshop, CEUs Available
Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C
Friday, May 12, 2017
Sign-In & Coffee: 8:30am, Program: 9am – 12:15pm
The Hospice Caring Cottage, 518 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
$50 with CEUs, $20 without CEUs - Click here to register
Registration required! Space is limited!
Workshop Description: The aging of the population, success of high technology medicine at prolonging the lives of those who remain seriously ill, and the increasingly fragmented medical and social service system, necessitate that mental health practitioners be equipped to assess and address the biopsychosocial issues of clients and their families. Serious and life-limiting illness can be challenging and generates a multitude of psychological and social problems. Often, the vulnerability associated with these problems creates significant psychosocial distress. This workshop will review various palliative care assessment instruments and interventions including psychoeducational, cognitive, meaning-based, and problem-solving techniques
Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help you:
• Understand existing pain and palliative care assessment tools that help formulate interventions for people living with serious and life-limiting illness.
• Recognize the need for and consider the facilitation of Advance Care Planning.
• Develop an understanding of the various interventions available to help a person develop a process of adjustment to serious and life-limiting illness.
Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals who have an interest in end-of-life issues
Continuing Education Credit for social workers, psychologists and counselors: 3 credit hours
Aspire Counseling is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists. Aspire Counseling is also approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Aspire Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Full attendance is required to receive credit; credit for partial attendance will not be awarded.
Judith R. Peres is an Expert Consultant in the Nursing Home and Palliative/End-of-life care policy and a clinical social worker serving Medicare Beneficiaries. Her career spans over four decades in health policy development and analysis and twenty-seven years of direct clinical work. She is on the Hospice Caring Inc. Board of Directors; a Commissioner on Aging for Montgomery County and a founding Board member of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network. She recently served on the Institute of Medicine committee that authored the 2014 report Dying in America.
This program is jointly sponsored by Aspire Counseling and Hospice Caring, Inc.
For More Information: Contact Catherine Stahl at Hospice Caring: 301-869-HOPE (4673)