Clinical Practice II

Live Interactive Webinar  
Instructor: Anne M. Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C  
Level: Intermediate  
CEs: 8
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, case presentations and large group discussions. 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 in advance of the start of the program.
System Requirements: Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software.

This seminar focuses on the intersection of psychological, developmental, existential and spiritual issues in advanced clinical practice. The course structure and focus is organized around recent dilemmas and challenges identified by participants from their clinical experience. Each class combines the presentation of clinical vignettes by participants with facilitated group discussion and faculty expertise, aimed at deepening participants’ self-confidence sense of expertise and integrity in their practice settings. The seminar endeavors to bring an anti-racism and social justice lens to palliative care social work and to help participants examine the organizational structures in which they practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and address ethical challenges in practice
  2. Describe how their own personal/professional experiences of illness and loss intersect with their work with clients/patients and families
  3. Explain how to bring an anti-racism and social justice lens to their work
  4. Examine the organizational structures in which they practice
  5. Deepen their knowledge of the clinical issues and skills needed for work with patients and families in palliative and end-of-life care


  • Day One
    • 1.5 hour: Examine use of self, compassion, countertransference 
    • 10 minutes: Break
    • 1.5 hours: Challenges in palliative, hospice and bereavement practice settings 
  • Day Two
    • 1.5 hour: Compassion fatigue, coping strategies and self-care
    • 10 minutes: Break
    • 1.5 hours: Intersection of psychological, developmental, cultural, existential and spiritual issues as they emerge in advanced clinical practice 
  • Day Three
  • 1 hour Ethical challenges as they emerge in the clinical relationship and everyday practice
  • 10 minute: Break
  • 1 hours: Approaches to enhancing the social work role in interdisciplinary practice.
    • Presentation of Clinical Vignettes
    • Intersection of psychological, developmental, cultural, existential, and spiritual issues as they emerge in advanced clinical practice.
Anne Keleman smiles at the camera wearing a robin's egg blue shirt.

Anne M. Kelemen, LICSW, APHSW-C

Professional Education Instructor
Anne Kelemen is the director of Psychosocial/Spiritual Care for the Section of Palliative Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where…
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.