What’s New at the AOSW 2017 Annual Conference

AOSW is pleased to announce two new CEU offerings for attendees of this year’s Annual Conference in Denver. 
Ten SIG meetings with CEUs
Each 90-minute session will include 30 minutes of networking and 60 minutes of presentations for 1.0 CEU. Attendees may attend any SIG meeting of their choosing — membership in a SIG is not required to attend. This is a great way to explore and learn about the subspecialties of oncology social work. 
Clinical Practice Intensives Sessions (CPIs)
Comprised of two 90-minute sessions, CPIs allow participants to get in-depth, focused training from content experts. This year’s CPI subjects include: 
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy in Oncology Care
  • Psychodynamic Approaches to End-of-Life and Bereavement Care
  • Improving Sexual Health: Unique Needs and Clinical Practice with Sexual Minorities
Earn 3.0 CEUs from experts in the field while developing skills you can incorporate into your work. 
*The CPI’s & SIG presentations are included in the 19.0 CEUs available to claim at the 2017 Annual Conference
CPI Topics & Speakers
  • Psychodynamic Approaches to End-of-Life and Bereavement Care, Joan Berzoff, PhD, MSW 
  • Mindfulness Practices and Perspectives to Enhance Oncology Social Work: Caring for Patients, Providers and Ourselves, Thomas J. Pier, LCSW, OSW-C, CMF 
  • Can You Please Change this Patient? Motivational Interviewing as a Better Approach, Debra Mattison, LMSW, ACSW, OSW-C
  • Improving Sexual Health: Clinical Practice with Sexual Minorities, Sage A. Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C; Heather Honoré Goltz, PhD, LMSW, Med; David Latini, PhD, MSW
  • Family Therapy in Oncology Care, Carolyn Fulton, LCSW-R
Wednesday SIG Presentations
  • Spirituality SIG Presentation: Rituals: Creating Healing Space for Our Patients and Ourselves, Debra Mattison, LMSW, ACSW, OSW-C; Su Murdock, LCSW, OSW-C
  • Pain, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life SIG Presentation: Advance Care Planning: Understanding and Expanding the Social Work Role, Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C; Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C
  • Integrative Oncology SIG Presentation: Integrative Oncology: Supporting the Whole Person — Mind, Body and Spirit, Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C; Marianne Stenhouse, LCSW, OSW-C; Richard Dickens, MS, LCSW-R
  • Ethics SIG Presentation: One New Friend Request: Social Media and Ethical Issues in 21st Century Oncology, Alison Petok, MSW, MPH, LCSW
  • Sexuality SIG Presentation: Overcoming Barriers to Sexual Health Assessments in the Inpatient and Ambulatory Settings, Sage A. Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C; Andrea Karoff, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Thursday SIG Presentations
  • Research SIG Presentation: Developing Research in a Clinical Oncology Setting: Challenges and Opportunities, Daniela Wittman, PhD, MSW
  • Blood Cancer/BMT SIG Presentation: BMT Psychoeducation Increases Patient and Caregiver Knowledge and Confidence, Jane Dabney, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C; Paula Brumback, LCSW
  • Patient Navigation SIG Presentation: The Patient Navigator and The Oncology Social Worker: Strange Bedfellows, One and the Same, or Somewhere in Between?, Elizabeth Saylor, MSW
  • Children and Cancer SIG Presentation: When a Parent Has Cancer: The Role of Oncology Social Work, Mary Turney, LCSW
  • Ambulatory Care/Fee-for-Service SIG Presentation: Ambulatory Care/Fee-for-Service 101: Social Work Basics for Outpatient Settings, Paige Campbell, EdD, LCSW, OSW-C; Christine Henrickson, LMSW, BCD; Brittany Moore, MSSW-PSO, LSW