This presentation will consider the experience of therapy with hospice patients. Within the context of hospice, therapy with patients living with and dying from terminal illnesses will be presented as a rich and evocative therapeutic experience. Dying will be discussed as a stage of life that provides a unique window into the essence of self, time, and connection. By weaving in specific cases and experiences, the presentation will highlight the transformative nature of this experience for both therapist and client. Knowing that death is imminent challenges us to dive quickly into the core of the therapeutic experience. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of how work with this population challenges us to change the way we consider our work and the connections with those we help.
Amy Stevens is a fifth year ICSW PhD candidate. Amy is currently the Chief of Children’s Community Operations for the state of Missouri, a position that allows her to affect change at a policy level for children’s mental health services. Amy previously worked with hospice and hospice patients. Her previous and ongoing work with the dying has been a formative experience in her development as a therapist. As a former Air Force Officer, Amy has lived around the world and worked closely with the military and their families. Amy received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Baylor University and her Master’s in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
When & Where
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Registration & CEUs
THIS EVENT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA LIVE STREAM – for more information about joining through synchronous session, please email Elizabeth Oller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Three Continuing Education Credits Available for LSW/LCSWs, LPC/LCPCs, et al.