Intensive Skills Training for Hospice Social Workers: Moving Beyond Emotional Support – Targeted Counseling Approaches & Interventions

Date/Time: 05/13/2021, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Provider: FHPCA

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This is a 90-minute webinar.

9:00 am – 10:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Ensure your whole team is on the same page and move beyond “provided emotional support.” This webinar will review the critical counseling approaches and interventions that are essential for all hospice and palliative care social workers.


  • Discuss the critical role of social workers as counselors
  • List four theoretical frameworks that fit well with end-of-life care practice
  • Examine four common challenges social workers face when creating patient/family informed plans
  • List three methods for providing e-counseling
  • Apply concepts and skills to specific patient/family situations


How often do you read the words “provided emotional support” in team documentation? The problem is people don’t need a licensed professional to be emotionally supportive. During these times of social isolation (a devastating new normal) interventions must begin at a level that is well beyond “emotional support.” This webinar is designed to assist new and experienced hospice and palliative care social workers to “get on the same page” when it comes to critical skill sets. We begin this process by covering evidence-based counseling practices specific to end-of-life situations, goals, and anticipated outcomes. The webinar will move well beyond “supportive” interventions and focus on theoretical frameworks adapted to common and challenging situations healthcare workers face on a daily basis.

Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.


This informative webinar is designed for hospice and palliative care social workers. Leadership and management will also benefit through the exploration of expanded possibilities and approaches to provide better patient care.


  • Organization self-assessment exercise
  • Social worker self-assessment exercise
  • Guide on demonstrating specific techniques and interventions
  • Sample policies to assist social workers and teams through challenging situations
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

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