Teaching Grief and Loss to MSW Students Online: How to Have Presence Without Being Present (1 CE)

Course Overview

In this webinar, Suzanne Marmo, Ph.D., LCSW, APHSW-C and Patricia Carl-Stannard MSW, LCSW detail the implementation of an MSW level elective entitled "Life, Loss and Transition," taught in an online asynchronous class. Two professors with over 45 years of combined practice experience in palliative care, hospice, grief, and loss work will present their experiences with course development and connection with students in the online educational environment. Using their depth of experience, they review the different types of loss and grief (not just related to death) and how social workers can use the methods they use in the classroom to provide safe space online, establish presence amidst emotionally-charged content, and deliver sensitive content in a fully online setting will be presented, They discuss strategies such as using peer cafes and self-care plans to help students deal with issues around grief and loss learning.

Target audience: Social Workers and Social Work Instructors

Content level: Intermediate

After attending this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Gain insight into MSW online education and online teaching methodology;

  2. Learn how to adapt in-person strategies for teaching grief and loss online;

  3. Know to increase Instructor and student engagement and presence;

  4. Describe methods for establishing classroom safety when not in a classroom.

About the Instructors

Suzanne Marmo, Ph.D., LCSW, APHSW-C is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.  She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001 and has clinical expertise in medical and oncology social work, hospice, palliative care and working with older adults.  She is a member of the educational committee of Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network and helps to coordinate the Sacred Heart University Interprofessional Palliative Care Committee.  She has co-developed and teaches a graduate-level course entitled Life, Loss & Transition to social work students and serves as a mentor to new palliative care social workers.  Her research interests include job satisfaction of hospice and palliative care social workers, interdisciplinary collaboration, social justice and equity in palliative care and the role of social work in hospice, palliative care, and health care organizations.

Patricia Carl-Stannard MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work at Sacred Heart University. She teaches and coordinates student intern field placements. She also has a part-time private practice treating children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family treatment. Her areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, life adjustments, bereavement, OCD-Hoarding, parenting skills, school, and court consultations. Professor Carl-Stannard also has a special interest in the interplay between mindfulness, spirituality and daily experiences.

To register:

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The cost is $25 for current SWHPN members and $40 for non-members. 
 

CE requirements:

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in, attend the entire course and complete an online course assessment and evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed immediately following completion of both the assessment and evaluation.

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN, #1716, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network aka SWHPN maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 7/18/2019 – 7/18/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0503.

Course Details

Teaching Grief and Loss to MSW Students Online: How to Have Presence Without Being Present01:10:00
Teaching Grief and Loss to MSW Students Online: How to Have Presence Without Being Present Webinar 01:10:00
CE Assessment: Teaching Grief and Loss to MSW Students Online: How to Have Presence Without Being Present
Webinar Evaluation: Teaching Grief and Loss to MSW Students Online: How to Have Presence Without Being Present
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