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                                                                                                                                                Springfield, MA
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     Baystate Health Continuing Education Springfield, MA 01199
         Supporting the Advancement of Knowledge

 The Western Campus
 of Tufts University
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End of Life Care Certificate Program
An advanced course in palliative care

                                                                                                    PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
                                                                                           JOAN BERZOFF, MSW, EdD, BCD
                                                                                 October 13-16, 2011 & April 19-22, 2012
                                                                                              Baystate Education Center,
                                                                               361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040
                                                                            Sponsored by Baystate Continuing Education &
                                                                                     Smith College School for Social Work

FAQs                                                        Fees & Tuition                                      Admission
CREDITS                                                     APPLICATION FEE                                     ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The End of Life Certificate Program carries 57              Submit $45 application fee with admission           Applicants should have a master’s degree in
                                                            materials by September 7, 2011
continuing education credits for social workers.                                                                social work or other mental health profession
                                                            HOW TO REGISTER/APPLY
                                                                                                                and at least two years of post master’s social
                                                            You can apply two ways:
LOCATION                                                    By Mail: Complete the registration form below       work experience. Applicants must be in current
This program will take place at Baystate                    and mail it along with a check or credit card       practice with end of life care issues.
Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue,                       payment for the application fee to Baystate
Holyoke, MA 0104                                            Continuing Education,                               To apply, Submit Application Form
                                                            361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040.
                                                                                                                available on-line at
                                                            Please make checks payable to Baystate
SPECIFIC AIDS OR SERVICES                                   Continuing Education.                               www.baystatehealth.org/learn click on course
Please call the Office of Continuing Education                                                                  list registration or in print below along with $45
                                                            On-line: at www.baystatehealth.org/learn
at 413-322-4242, if under the Americans with                then click “courselist/registration”                application fee
Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or              TUITION
services during your visit to this continuing               Tuition is paid after you have been accepted to     Follow your application with
education program.                                          the Program                                         1. Current resume
                                                            Tuition is
                                                                                                                2. Two letters of reference
                                                            $2,600 if paid in full by
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS                                    September 20, 2011                                  3. Personal Statement (2-3 pages) addressing:
The Homewood Suites, 375 Whitney Ave,                       OR                                                     a. Your professional and personal
Holyoke, MA, 01040 has provided our group                   $3,000 payable in two payments                            reasons for working in end of
with A special group rate of $89.00 per night,                - $1,500 due September 20, 2011                         life care.
                                                               - $1,500 due March 1, 2012
plus 9.7% tax. To make reservations, please call                                                                   b. The influences on this choice of practice.
                                                            All cancellations will incur a $100 cancellation
(413) 532-3100 and ask for the BAYSTATE END                 fee. If you must cancel, telephone the Office          c. What you hope to gain from this program.
OF LIFE GROUP rate. The group rate is avail-                of Continuing Education at 413-322-4242 and            d. How you will meet the clinical require-
able until 3 weeks before the course date or                follow your call with a written refund request.            ments of the program.
until the block is full.                                    We cannot refund cancellations received after          e. How you will incorporate the above in
                                                            September 20, 2011.
Check In: 3:00pm and Check Out: 12:00pm                                                                               your current workload.
                                                            For additional information, call Continuing
Homewood Suites is next door to the Baystate                Education at at 413-322-4242                           f. Your willingness to use a consultative
Education Center. Course participants will have                                                                       clinical supervisor appointed by the
complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily,                   COURSE CANCELLATION                                       program.
*complimentary Welcome Home Reception                       Baystate Continuing Education and Smith                g. The issues you would like to work on.
                                                            College School for Social Work reserves the
(Mon-Thur),. The hotel has an indoor heated
                                                            right to cancel any program which is under          Resumes and personal statements will be
pool, whirl pool, and fitness center.                       subscribed. In the case of cancellation, all paid
                                                                                                                shared with faculty members.
                                                            tuition fees will be reimbursed in full. The
                                                            School also reserves the right to modify
                                                            certificate content as appropriate.

       October 13-16, 2011 & April 19-22, 2012 • Baystate Education Center
                                            End of Life Certificate Program                                                       Faculty
                                          October 13-16, 2011 & April 19-22, 2012
                                                                                                                                  Stephen Arons, JD
                                                      Baystate Education Center,                                                  is Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the
                                                                                                                                  University of Massachusetts at Amherst and
                                          361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA 0104                                                    founder and current president of the Center for
                                                                                                                                  Public Representation
Why Attend?
There are growing numbers of individuals
and families in need of end of life care (ELC).                                                                                   Terry Altillio, LCSW, ACSW
As our population ages, there are more elderly with                                                                               is Coordinator of Social Work, Department of
progressive chronic disabilities. Never before have clinical                                                                      Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel
social work interventions been more needed. The terminally                                                                        Medical Center
ill person, his/her family, social supports, health care
providers, and the clergy would all benefit from the skills of
a specially trained ELC clinical social workers practitioner.                                                                     Joan Berzoff, MSW, EdD, BCD
To date, clinical social workers have been ill prepared to                                                                        is a Professor at Smith College for Social Work
effectively address the complex needs of those facing the        Grieving Children and Their Families: Relational Issues          and Director, End of Life Certificate Program
end of life. This End of Life Program offers 14 courses and a    in a Developmental Context addresses how death, grief,           Dr. Berzoff is author of five books,
six month clinicaly supervised internship which makes it         and bereavement shape self and identity. Using research
the most comprehensive program in the country.                                                                                    including the co author of Living with
                                                                 drawn from work with children, concepts of "normal"
Graduates have gone on to assume leadership in                   grief are challenged and alternative views of grief and          Dying: A Handbook for End of Life Care
palliative care, writing grants, developing programs,            bereavement presented.                                           Practitioners with Dr. Phyllis Silverman.
providing clinical supervision, teaching and doing               Spiritual Dimensions of End-of-Life Care:
research and writing.                                            The intersection of spiritual and psychodynamic issues at        David Browning, MSW, LICSW, BCD
Program Structure                                                the end of life is addressed. How multicultural and ethnic
                                                                 groups view death, dying, and grieving is included and
                                                                                                                                  is Senior Scholar and Co-Director of Patient Safety
The program consists of two weekends (October 7-10,                                                                               and Quality Initiatives at the Institute for Profes-
2010 and April 14-17, 2011) of intensive coursework at           their implications for practice are discussed.
                                                                 Professional Caregiving in End-of-Life Care                      sionalism and Ethical Practice, Children's Hospi-
Baystate Medical Center. Students will also be asked to
identity a clinical internship which they will, on a weekly      offers a theoretical framework within which to examine           tal Boston. He is former Director of the Initiative
basis, work with three clinical study cases (patients and        the experiences of professional caregivers along side the        for Pediatric Palliative Care, Education Develop-
families) and lead one clinical group in their work              experiences of patients and families.                            ment Center, Inc.
settling. They also develop or join a monthly                    Clinical Practice II: uses participants’ cases to discuss
interdisciplinary peer supervision team, and apply what          uses of self, countertransference, and intersubjective
                                                                 practice in palliative, hospice, and bereavement prac-           Esther Chachkes, DSW
they learn to their practices.
Students will receive two hours of telephone clinical            tices. Participants consider the intersection of psychologi-     is the former Director of Social Work and Thera-
supervision each month. There will also be six sessions of       cal, developmental, existential and spiritual issues in          peutic Recreation at New York University Hospital
group supervision by telephone. At the end of the                advanced clinical practice. Interdisciplinary support,           Center. She is on the faculty of the NYU End of
internship, students write a final paper related to clinical     education and supervision are considered. One hour of
                                                                 this seminar provides an opportunity for participants to         Life Certificate Program.
theory, practice and/or leadership.
                                                                 present their case studies, to teach and to educate other
Program Curriculum                                               members of the class in a seminar designed to look at            Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, BCD
The personal is the professional I: Will examine the             advanced uses of self.                                           is Director of Education and Internet Services,
pracitioner’s own history as it relates to the field, discuss    Leadership in End-of-Life Care: covers the use of self as        American Pain Foundation, Baltimore, MD
compassion fatigue, countertransference, their differences       teacher, ethical decision maker, program developer,
and the meaning of the work as it relates to life history.       advocate, consultant, and policy maker in end-of-life
Psychodynamic Theories of                                        care. Advanced Spirituality expands on knowledge and             Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW
Grief and Bereavement                                            skills in integrating psychological and spiritual ways of        Clinical Associate Professor, Silver School of So-
covers theories that address loss, separation, attachment,       making meaning. Students will apply knowledge from a             cial Work, New York University. Dr. Gerbino di-
death, and bereavement. Freud's concepts of                      variety of religious traditions and spiritual disciplines to a   rects the Silver School's Zelda Foster Studies
identification, Bowlby's, Loewald’s and Mahler’s                 range of end-of-life settings and enrich comfort with
contributions to understanding loss and growth, and              diverse religious and spiritual practices.                       Program in Palliative and End of Life Care (PELC),
current attachment theorists are presented. Theories about       Current Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care:                   which includes an MSW Fellowship in PELC, a
continuing bonds are also covered.                               introduces core issues in palliative care and the history of     Post-Masters Certificate Program in PELC and a
Clinical Practice I is a case-based seminar addressing           the hospice movement. Clinical and systems issues, cur-          new Post-Masters Leadership Fellowship in PELC
issues of death and dying and bereavement over the life          rent challenges facing the movement as well as the issues        (Fall 2011).
cycle. The trajectory of illness, developmental issues for       of race, ethnic, spiritual, existential, and psychological
children, adolescents, adults,                                   practices are discussed.
transference/countertransference, and uses of self are           Complex Legal and Public Policy Issues:                          Carolyn Jacobs, MSW, PhD
addressed.                                                       Advanced directives, physician-assisted suicide, the             is Elizabeth Treuhaft Professor and Dean of the
Diversity & Disadvantage in End-of-Life Care:                    cessation of life support, and other legal and ethical           Smith College School for Social Work
Cultural and economic factors play a significant part in         issues are discussed, drawing on considerations from the
healthcare, healthcare decision-making and end-of-life           first session and clinical internship.
experiences. This class will review cultural competency          Pain and Symptom Management reviews the psychoso-                Phyllis Silverman, MSW, ScMHyg, PhD
standards in end-of-life practice and consider the               cial components of comprehensive pain assessment and             is Professor Emerita at the Massachusetts General
influence of culture, ethnicity, and economic                    management. Special attention will be given to interven-         Institute of Health Professionals and an Associate
disadvantage on attitudes and beliefs about death and            tions for patients and families, barriers, misconceptions,       in Social Welfare at the Department of Psychiatry
dying.                                                           as well as cultural, ethical and medical issues.                 at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care:                              Clinical Internship: Every student completes a six month
Addresses ethical issues in interdisciplinary palliative         clinical internship in his/her work setting. Each student        Medical School, Dr. Silverman is author of five
care, hospice, and bereavement. Patient autonomy,                receives clinical supervision telephonically on 2-3              books
advanced directives, physician-assisted suicide, and             studies cases. Additionally each student joins or begins
cessation of life supports are discussed as case examples.       an interdisiplanary peer supervision. Clinical group
                                                                 supervision is also provided telephonically.
                                                                 The personal is the professional II: This course will use
                                                                 the field experience to reflect upon changes in self and
                                                                 idenity as a clinician, to explore the leadership experi-
                                                                 ences that practitioners have engaged in and to use the
                                                                 discussion to anchor the forthcoming curriculum on
                                                                 leadership and practice.

     End of Life Certificate Program • October 13-16, 2011 & April 19-22, 2012

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