Date/Time: 08/17/2023, 12:00 pm
Sometimes, your most effective advocate is… you.
But how do you communicate your own value to an organization without self-aggrandizement? Effective advocacy of any kind requires assertive communication. This session will provide the tools you need to maximize your impact on the interdisciplinary team.
AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Differentiate between assertive, aggressive, and passive-aggressive behavior
- Take responsibility for your skill and knowledge base
- Become an assertive leader and team guide for the psychosocial needs of patients and families
- Describe the critical role of social workers in interdisciplinary team meetings
- Employ two positive problem-solving models for patient/family and team situations
Do you ever hear yourself or others say, “Social workers aren’t appreciated or valued here”? If so, it may mean the team’s social workers need to adjust their approach to being an active member of the interdisciplinary team. Are people clear about your value? The best way to address this is to first serve as advocates for yourselves and your discipline. Clearly, being “aggressive” never works and it doesn’t work to just say, “You need to value us.” This webinar will focus on ways social workers can become more effective team members, become more effective at facilitating the interdisciplinary process, and serve as advocates for their role and for the complex psychosocial needs of patients and families. This program will cover common obstacles specifically related to the work of the hospice social worker, explore positive problem-solving, and how to become solution-focused in your approach to care.
THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative webinar is designed primarily for hospice social workers. Leadership, management, and other team members will also benefit by learning about the social worker’s role in providing exceptional care.
- Examples differentiating between aggressive and assertive behavior, specific to the social worker’s role
- How Assertive Are You? exercise
- Situation examples that demonstrate an assertive social worker approach
- Handout with additional lecture notes and extensive list of resources
- Training log
- PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
- Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar