This 12-month program will include 11 monthly sessions taught on Saturdays on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Learners will attend class sessions from September through July. In the twelfth month of the program, all learners will complete a capstone project which will not require a campus session.
Oncology Social Work Basics: Distress screening, assessment, and treatment planning
Supervision and Administration in Oncology Care
Teaching and Mentorship
Interprofessional Teams and Leadership
Advance Care Planning
Palliative and End of Life Care
Cancer Health Disparities and Cultural Humility
Essentials of Health Insurance and Public Benefits
Trauma Informed Cancer Care
Building and Financing Cancer Screening and Prevention Programs for Communities
Group Work in Oncology Settings
Work with Families Affected by Cancer
Cancer, Bioethics, and Moral Distress
Spirituality in Oncology Social Work Practice
Cancer and the Life Cycle: Pediatrics
Cancer and the Life Cycle: Adolescents and Young Adults
Cancer and the Life Cycle: Adults
Cancer and the Life Cycle: Geriatrics
Research: Building the Evidence Base
Oncology Social Work Practice with LGBTQI Individuals and Families
Sexual Health and Fertility Across the Cancer Spectrum
Cancer Genomics 101
CBT and DBT Essentials in Management of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Care
All students will complete a capstone project in the final month of the program. This offers students the opportunity to develop a demonstration project integrating their learning and ongoing clinical practice.
Projects will be developed in consultation with the Program Director.
- Starting a new program with a community partner;
- Creating an educational module for newly diagnosed patients;
- Building a resource guide for a rare diagnosis; or
- Developing and delivering a webinar on a topic of interest.