Clinical Practice I

Live Interactive Webinar 
Instructor: Arden O’Donnell, MPH, M.S.W., LICSW, APHSW-C, Ph.D. candidate 
Level: Intermediate 
CEs: 8 CEs are available. Participants must attend all sessions to qualify for CEs.
Target Audience: Social workers and other social service providers working in palliative care.
Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction: Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use lecture, large group discussion and clinical case discussion. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion. Login information will be emailed to all program participants a week before the fall and spring sessions.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

This case-based seminar will focus on clinical social work intervention with individuals, caregivers and dependents throughout the trajectory of chronic and serious illness and at end of life. Issues of death and dying, loss and bereavement will be explored through the discussion of case examples presented by course participants. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least three issues that arise in clinical practice in working with patients and families who are chronically or terminally ill through case examples provided by participants
  2. Describe how to integrate readings from literature into discussions with specific case examples


Day 1: 11 a.m.  - 5 p.m. ET

  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET: Countertransference, transference and boundaries in palliative care
  • 12:30 - 12:40 p.m. ET: Break
  • 12:40 - 2:15 p.m.: Breaking bad news
  • 2:15-2:40 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.: Collaborating with the professional care team 
  • 3:45 - 3:55: Break
  • 3:55 - 5 p.m. Cultural humility in palliative care 

Day 2: 11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET: Engaging the client/family/group
  • 12:30 - 12:40 p.m. ET: Break
  • 12:40 - 2:15 p.m. ET: Compassion fatigue
Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in a Zoom meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?
Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.