This summit is a continuing education event designed for professional attendance. Our target audience includes hospice and palliative care staff, primary care providers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, therapists, skilled nursing and long term care housing staff. This is a unique opportunity to learn from speakers who are all members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Trauma Informed Care Work Group. Space is limited so register today to reserve your place at the table.
Questions? Call Diane Hart at 360-814-5570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW
Barbara is a hospice-trained social worker and research neuroscientist, and has been the director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute since 2016. She has 20+ years of experience in the study of psychological trauma and its impact on brain, body, and behavior across the lifespan. Previously, she was the principal investigator and director of a neuroimaging laboratory at Cornell University in Ithaca. Her current work focuses on non-pharmacological ways to reduce stress and symptoms of psychological trauma for people at or near the end of life. Barbara is also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s trauma informed care work group.
Jim Reiser, MA, LMFT
Jim is currently the Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of The North Coast in Carlsbad California. He has been involved with their grief program for eight years. His duties include providing end of life counseling with patients, as well as, individual and group bereavement counseling, training of MFT Associates and trainees, and to provide support to the staff at his agency. He is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, earning his master’s degree from Chapman University in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT), and his B.A. from California State University at San Marcos in psychology. In addition, Jim is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s trauma informed care work group.
Leanna Anderson, MSW, LICW
Leanna has her MSW and is a LICSW in Washington State. She is the Clinical Manager of Counseling Services and Integrative Therapies at Hospice of the Northwest. She is also the Social Work Section Leader of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals [NCHPP]. For the past year Leanna has worked with Barbara, Jim and other hospice and research professionals across the country to raise awareness of the need for trauma informed care at end of life. Leanna is also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s trauma informed care work group.
- Recognize and understand the prevalence and impact of trauma at end of life
- Develop a trauma informed care culture in your organization including hospice and palliative care agencies, skilled facilities and private practices
- Identify improved outcomes when using trauma informed care with your patients/clients
- Create trauma informed care tool kit for clinical applications