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Alchemizing Clinical and Leadership Skills for Culture Transformation

Matthew Loscalzo, LCSW
Recorded on December 7, 2016

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About the Webinar

Social workers are natural leaders. They are compassionate experts who have the essential values that underlie ethical and effective leadership. They also have the requisite communication, problem solving and clinical skills that are the foundation of transformational leadership. This webinar will outline the formula to effective leadership: Values-Benefits-Outcomes. A description of specific skills that social workers can employ at all levels of influence will then be described with actual case examples. Finally, unique opportunities for psychosocial leadership will be presented relating to quality of life, quality of care, finances and personal well-being.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Define what comprises the key elements of effective leadership
  • Demonstrate how compassion and not charisma drives performance and inspiration
  • Apply the Values-Benefits-Outcome model of deep engagement


Matthew Loscalzo, LCSW is the Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Professor in Department of Population Sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center, Duarte California.
Professor Loscalzo has 36 years of experience caring for cancer patients and their families. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the clinical, educational and research domains of psychosocial aspects of cancer. Professor Loscalzo was the President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and the Association of Oncology Social Workers (AOSW). His areas of focus have been pain and palliative care, problem-based screening, gender-based medicine and problem solving therapies.
Professor Loscalzo has held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego and now at the City of Hope. He has created a number of highly integrated transdisciplinary biopsychosocial programs based on a unique staff leadership model.

Continuing Education Credits

Level - Intermediate
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation.