Continuing Education

University of Colorado Denver - Become a Palliative Care Community Specialist

The University of Colorado Denver is now accepting applications for the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Track of the Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC) and the Interprofessional Certificate in Palliative Care.

The MSPC AHP Track prepares social workers, spiritual care providers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and ethicists to be Palliative Care Community Specialists (PCCSs) who offer high quality palliative care to patients and families with serious and life-limiting illness. Allied health students engage with biomedical students (physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists) in the majority of program coursework, reflecting the way PCCSs work on interdisciplinary teams in diverse palliative care contexts. The interprofessional faculty team also represents expertise across biomedical and allied health disciplines. In addition to the shared core curriculum, the AHP Track provides specialized content in psycho-social-spiritual-ethical dimensions of palliative care. The MSPC program (36 credit hours) and the Interprofessional Certificate (12 credit hours) are offered in a hybrid learning format, utilizing interactive online instruction. Three, 3-day weekend intensives on the Anschutz Medical Campus (Denver CO) are scheduled across the 24-month MSPC program to further enhance learning.

Learn more about the program and apply at:

New York – Sloan Kettering Training

MEANING-CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY Training Program for Cancer Care Providers Grant # 1 R25 CA 190169-01A1

Now Accepting Applications for MCP Training

For more information about our program and training dates please email: [email protected]

LOCATION: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

COURSE DIRECTORS: William Breitbart, MD, Katherine DuHamel, PhD, Hayley Pessin, PhD Allison Applebaum, PhD, and Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD


Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP): a novel intervention for cancer patients developed by investigators at MSK, has been demonstrated to be very effective in randomized controlled trials in group and individual formats.

Target Audience: This two-day intensive course is designed for psychosocial care providers working in cancer or palliative care settings, particularly psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health providers.

Course Design: This training program will teach clinicians the techniques, concepts, and delivery of MCP utilizing a combination of didactics, experiential exercises, and role-plays with actors to gain proficiency in MCP. There will be opportunities for follow-up training and case consultations. Treatment manuals will be provided.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain competency in delivering a brief structured, didactic and experiential intervention for cancer patients aimed at sustaining or enhancing a sense of meaning in the face of illness.

Program Information: This is a R25 NCI funded 5 year training program. Training sessions will be offered several times per year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Participants will receive a small travel stipend.

MSK designates this live activity for 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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