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Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth (Webinar $149*)
Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth (Webinar $149*)

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When: Access Live or On-Demand
12:00 - 1:30 PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.



Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Pain & Suffering In-Depth  (Webinar &149*)

Nationally, conversations continue to evolve regarding the role of social workers and chaplains in pain and symptom management.  The role suffering plays in exacerbating physical pain and the importance of skillfully addressing it to better manage pain are widely known.  Interdisciplinary teams exist for a reason and this topic is at the heart of true interdisciplinary care.  Join us for an in-depth look at specific skills, techniques, and interventions for the complex situations chaplains and social workers routinely encounter.


  • Discuss the direct connection between psychosocial/spiritual suffering and physical symptomology and pain
  • Challenges related to chaplains and social workers intervening in isolation from the medically focused team members
  • Discuss the notion that “team conversations” about care are not enough when addressing severe psychosocial/spiritual suffering
  • Present tools to assess both psychosocial and spiritual suffering and distress
  • Explore skills and specific interventions to address suffering on the individual and team levels
  • Apply above tools, skills, and interventions to case examples

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • Examples of psychosocial, spiritual suffering/distress assessments
  • Process to discuss and plan for coordinated team interventions
  • Examples of skills application to specific situations
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Extensive list of resources at the end of the handout and additional resources about specific topics throughout the handout.


Who Should Attend

This important webinar is designed to discuss psychosocial and spiritual suffering.  While this information is vital for chaplains and social workers, the emphasis will be on ensuring that all team members are familiar with their specific work to address suffering.  Managers and leadership will also benefit from this topic.



Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C, President of Gary Gardia, Inc.
Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 35 years ago. 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 also 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 at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations. He is currently working in private practice palliative care in Ruidoso, NM.


   AHPCO Members
 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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