Social Work Credentials Climate and Value

Social Work: Credentials, Climate and Value

This audio conference will provide background on the hospice and palliative care macro-level climate in which social workers operate and will discuss the value of credentials in palliative care practice.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) credentialing process is developed in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). This audio conference is co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers.

This audio conference will be broadcast at Queen’s Medical Center. People interested in attending please RSVP to Beth Freitas at 691-4726.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1:30 – 2:30 PM Eastern (which is 7:30 am to 8:30 am HST!)


Featured Presenters


Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Senior Practice Associate
Center for Workforce Studies and Social Work Practice
National Association of Social Workers
Washington, DC

Bekki Ow-Arhus, LICSW, ACSW, DCSW

Senior Practice Associate
Professional Development
National Association of Social Workers
Washington, DC

About the Presentation

This presentation will provide a brief background of the hospice and palliative care macro-level climate in which social workers operate. The credentialing process and the value of credentials in palliative care will be discussed. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) credentialing process was developed in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

  • The significance of credentialing and its relevant terminology for social workers working in hospice and palliative care settings
  • Benefits of credentials for social work practice
  • Eligibility criteria for NASW social work credentials
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
  • Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Social Workers in Palliative Care Settings” topic!
  • We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you


Who Should Attend?

Social workers, physicians, nurses, chaplains, hospital administrators and others involved in starting or expanding a palliative care program.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) audio conference