SWHPN 2023 General Assembly

Monday Breakout Session Schedule*

Continuing Education Units: 5.5

*Sessions may change due to a variety of factors. All times will be confirmed in mid-April.


Session 1a: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
30-Minute Session

Room
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Session Name
Presenter
Track

1

 Being a Social Worker, Being a Grief Counselor: providing specialized support to the bereaved ones
Cristina Felizardo, PhD Student
Track: Grief & Bereavement

2

Fact or Factitious: Navigating Overmedicalization in Children with Complex or
Undiagnosable Illness

Jennifer Greenman, LCSW, APHSW-C; Heather Bemis, PhD
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)

3

 

Barriers in End of Life Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Sarah Salinas, LMSW
Track: Addressing SDOH

4

 

5

Palliative Support Needs among Persons with Dementia and Caregivers during
Care Transition
Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW;
Elizabeth Kvale, MD;
Kwaku Duah Oppong, RN,BSN, MPH
Track: Caregiving

6

Fear of Cancer Recurrence: An Opportunity for Program Development
Heidi Sims, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
Track: Clinical Interventions

7

 

Psychosocial Rounds: Supporting an Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Team
Catherine Luck, MSW, LISW-S, C-SWHC
Track: Leadership / Administration

8

10 Things we wish someone told us when we started in Palliative Care Social
Work!

Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW, PhD Candidate;
Vickie Leff, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C;
Anne Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C
Track: Innovations in HAPC

 


Session 2: 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
30-Minute Session

 Room

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Session Name
Presenter
Track

1

Equitable Access to Palliative Care - CRT as a rubric for effective clinical
interventions

Shanae M. Bezusko, LICSW, APHSW-C, MSW, MNO,
EMDR Certified Therapist;
Catherine Gregory, BA
Track: Addressing SDOH

2



Challenges & Learnings in Caring for Adult-Sized Oncology Problems in a
Pediatric Center: Palliative Care Team Perspective

Drea Houchen, MSW, LISW-S, APHSW-C;
Geri Antrobus, MSW, CSW, LSW, ACHP-SW
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)

3


 

ALS: A Unique Assessment Process for Patients, Families, and Providers
Judith Wood Mintz, LCSW;
Rev. Joe Green, MABS
Track: Disease-Specific

4

 

5

Interprofessional Palliative Care Team Members’ Perceptions Of Social
Workers’ Roles And Contributions To Patient Centered Care In Hospital
Settings

Arden O'Donnell
Track: Leadership / Administration

6

 

Sarah's story: Why social workers are ideal leaders for complex family
meetings

Rosie Gaston, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C
Track: Caregiving

7

Navigating Choppy Waters: Helping Families Communicate with Children
about Serious Prognosis
Stacy S. Remke, LICSW, APHSW-C
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)

8

 

 


Session 3: 11:30 - 12:00
30-Minute Session

 Room

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Session Name
Presenter
Track

1

Social Workers are Leaders: An Emergency Department Initiative Led by
Social Work and Nursing
Alejandra Muro, LCSW, OSW-C, APHSW-C;
Track: Innovation in HAPC

2

Dying in a Homophobic Nation: Surrogate Decision-Making for Sexual and
Gender Minority Older Adults

Heather Menzer, LCSW
Track: Policy & Advocacy

3

Autonomy at End of Life: Amplifying Youth Voices
Alisha Fuino, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)

4

Lessons Learned from a Social Work and Nursing Led Program to
Integrate Palliative Care in the Liver Transplant Evaluation Process
Lindsay Waters, LCSW;
Alissa Ulanday, MSN, BSN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN
Track: Disease-Specific

5

 

6

 

Connection as a Pathway to Meaning Making in Adversity: Insights from
Narrative Therapeutic Approaches

Abigail Rolbiecki, PhD, MPH, MSW
Track:
Caregiving

7

 

Points of Connection: validating a life lived and eliminating a need to
'create' a legacy

Erin Nielsen, LCSW, APHSW-C;
Angela Wibben, MT, MT-BC
Track: Grief & Bereavement

8

 

 


ESPEC Symposium 12:30 - 1:45 
Lunch provided for participants 

Room #

ESPEC
Topic: Educating Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (ESPEC): An Innovative Training Program to Promote Leadership and Level The Playing Field in Palliative Social Work Practice

Session 4: 1:45 - 3:15
90-Minute Symposia


 Room

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Session Name
Presenter
Track

1

Whose Job is it anyway? A conversation about transdisciplinary
palliative care practice and team health

Lori Eckel, LCSW, APHSW-C;
Jamie Newell, MSW, LCSW;
Shoshawna Rainwater, LCSW
Track: Leadership / Administration

2

Enhancing Coping and Increasing Support to Familial Caregivers of
Patients with Serious Illnesses

Jen Hopping, LCSW;
Laura Canepa, LCSW
Track: Caregiving

3

 

Community-Based Pediatric Palliative Care
Margie Luna, RN BSN;
Kate Kreider, LCSW
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)


4

Advancing Clinical Social Work Reimbursement in Healthcare: Where we
are, and where we are going (hopefully!)
Stephanie DePiano, LCSW, APHSW-C;
Eric Nelson, MSW, LCSW
Track: Policy & Advocacy

5

How can social workers lead in a medicalized setting? The development,
implementation, and evaluation of an innovative palliative care needs
assessment tool
Brittany Fuentes, LCSW, AHPSW-C;
Marissa Pietrus, LCSW;
Sasha Brauen, LSW;
Felicia Laib, LCSW;
Allison Sand, LCSW
Track: Innovations in HAPC

6

 

Defining Core Competencies for Pediatric Palliative Care Social Workers
Danielle Faye Jonas, MSW, LCSW;
Stacy S. Remke, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C;
Arika Patneaude, MHP, EMMHS, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C;
Nick Purol;
Caitlin Scanlon, MSW, LCSW
Track: Population-Specific (Pediatrics)

7

 

Addressing Gaps in Service for COVID-Bereaved Youth and Families
Kathryn Ellard, Sallie Lynch
Track: Addressing SDOH; Grief & Bereavement

8

 

 


 

Session 5: 3:30 - 4:00
30-Minute Session

Room
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Session Name
Presenter
Track

1

 

2

Do I Need an MBA to Lead a Palliative Care Program?
Kristyn Fazzalaro, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
Track: Leadership / Administration

3



 

Pre-loss Grief Support: Preparing dementia family caregivers for the death of
their person living with dementia in a nursing home: A social work intervention
Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, FT, APHSW-C;
Troy Andersen, PhD, LCSW;
Laura Bradbury, LCSW
Track: Grief & Bereavement

4

ICU to Home
Brooke Chapman LCSW, AHPSW-C;
Magan Hays AGNP, ACHPN
Track:  Innovation in HAPC

5


Access to palliative and end-of-life care for adults experiencing homelessness:
Perspectives of Colorado healthcare and social service providers
M. Pilar Ingle, MSW, PhD Candidate
Track: Addressing SDOH

6


 

Evolving Hope: The Space Where Life and Death Meet
Tracy Moore, LCSW;
Nancy Cincotta, LCSW, MPhil, CPA
Track: Caregiving

7


 

Why Didn't Anyone Know? The Significance of Spiritual Assessment in
Goal-Concordant Decision-Making
Jennifer Donovan, MSW, LCSW
Track: Ethics

8