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Intensive Skills Training for Hospice Social Workers: Moving Beyond Emotional Support – Targeted Counseling Approaches & Interventions Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Intensive Skills Training for Hospice Social Workers

Moving Beyond Emotional Support –

Targeted Counseling Approaches & Interventions

(90-minute webinar – recording also available)


Thursday, May 13, 2021

9:00 AM Hawaiian        11:00 AM Alaskan

12:00 PM Pacific          1:00 PM Mountain

2:00 PM Central          3:00 PM Eastern


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.



  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care




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



Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C

Over 35 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education.


Gary holds Master’s Degrees in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is the recipient of the national social work organization Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.


Gary is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations. He is the past Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization.



1. Live Webinar Includes

  • Unlimited connections to the Live Webinar for your agency
  • Handout and take-away toolkit
  • Available on desktop, mobile & tablet
  • Presenter's contact info for follow-up


2. Recorded Webinar Includes

  • Recording of the Live Webinar
  • Can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 2 business days after the Live Webinar
  • Handout and take-away toolkit
  • Available on desktop, mobile & tablet
  • Free Digital Download, yours to keep
  • Share link with anyone at your agency
  • Presenter's contact info for follow-up


3. Purchase the BOTH Option to receive all the benefits listed above! Full registration descriptions can be found here.


If you need help with anything, please drop us an email at [email protected] or call 406.442.2585

Contact: Sidnie Kane - [email protected] - 4064422585