10 CEUs (9 Clinical; 1 Social/Cultural)
Advance Care Planning Certificate
End-of-life planning is a sensitive topic and social workers are ideally suited to initiate and guide these discussions as they explore an individual’s values and preferences. In fact, a reported 96 percent of clinical social workers conduct advance care planning conversations (ACP) and 80 percent are responsible for educating patients and families about ACP options.
NASW-NJ, in partnership with Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, has developed a certificate program for those new to these conversations and for seasoned professionals who would like a deeper understanding of the issue. This is the only certificate ACP course in NJ!
The three-part program includes: 2 CEU hours of pre-foundational reading; 4 CEU hours On-Demand videos and culminates in 4 CEU hours of live instruction (June 11, 2021, 9AM-1PM).
Our experienced faculty:
David Barile, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Goals of Care Coalition of NJ.
Marianne Holler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, VNA Health Group for Hospice, Palliative Medicine and the Advanced Care Institute.
Tracy Grafton, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Palliative Care Program, Hackensack Meridian Health
Laurie Powsner, LCSW, Director of Operations, Your CarePlan
All parts of the program must be completed to receive your certificate
Part One: 2 Clinical CEU hours of pre-foundational reading, including articles from
a) Clinical Social Work Journal
b) Institute for HealthCare Improvement.
Part Two: 4 (3 Clinical; One Social/Cultural) CEU hours of On-Demand videos, including:
a) The Basics of Advance Directives
b) Fundamental Principles of Serious Illness Communication.
Breaking Barriers in End-of-Life Care
Facilitating Effective Goals of Care Conversations
Part Three: 4 Clinical CEU hours of live instruction, including:
a) Deep Dive into Settings: Acute, Long Term, Community, and Private (breakout rooms by setting)
Ap NJ POLST (Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) – detailed instruction on the importance of this form and how to complete it.
Opportunities for Social Workers to Lead - building and maintaining an organization-wide ACP program
Self-Study to be completed prior to class (2 hours). Information will be sent upon registration
On Demand Videos to be completed prior to class (4 hours)
Live Instruction via webinar:
Friday, June 11, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 hours of instruction)
Regular Rate - $325
Member Rate- $225 (Members save over 30%!)
NASW-NJ offers this program to meet the continuing education requirements for the renewal of your New Jersey social work license/certification and for the continuing education requirement for certified School Social Workers. NASW-NJ is also recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0138.
About The Goals of Care Coalition of NJ
GOCCNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only network of organizations in NJ working together to make certain that patients with serious illness get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. Through research, education and advocacy, GOCCNJ’s mission is to ensure that policy makers, healthcare providers, patients, and family caregivers have the information, resources, training, and tools they need to promote high-quality, person-centered advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care services.