Presentations

  • "Sitting with Suffering: A Video Training Approach," with J. William Worden, PhD as session discussant, ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Abstract accepted December , 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/12/2017.
  • "The Tri-Dimensional Competency Model of Supervision for Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers: Theory and Application," with Pamela Malone, PhD, co-presenter. ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/12/2017.
  • "Research That Matters: College Student Bereavement," with Illene Cupit, PhD, Heather Servaty-Seib, PhD, Mary Alice Varga, PhD and David Balk, PhD. ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/12/2017.
  • "End-of-Life Conversations in Acute Care," Utah Association of Care Managers Annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/08/2017.
  • "Maximizing Use of Social Work Professionals and Interns While Meeting State and CMS Regulations," Utah Hospice and Palliative Care conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2017.
  • "Caring for the Homeless Terminally Ill: A New Model of Care," presented with Kim Correa, Ex. Director, Utah Hospice and Palliative Care conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2017.
  • "Addressing the Grand Challenges of Social Work Through Integrated Health Care," Grand Rounds presentation, College of Social Work, co-presentation with Troy Andersen, PhD, September, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/14/2017.
  • "Addressing Grief in Acute Care Settings," CEU training for UofUtah Medical Center Social Work staff, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 05/09/2017.
  • "The INN Between: A Haven for the Dying and Medically Fragile Homeless in Urban Utah," Presented with Kim Correa, Ex. Director, ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Porland, OR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/14/2017.
  • "Clinical Supervision of Hospice Social Workers and its Challenges," with Pamela Malone, PhD, co-presenter, ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/13/2017.
  • "Clinical Supervision of Hospice Social Workers and its Challenges," with Pamela Malone, PhD, co-presenter, ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counseling) Annual Conference, Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/13/2017.
  • "Grieving the Loss of a Disabled Child," Parent and Teacher Support Training, Kauri Sue Hamilton School, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/31/2017.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Faculty advisor for "Awareness of Bereavement Policies in Higher Educations" . PI: 2nd year MSW student group in independent study . 01/09/2017 - 04/07/2017.
  • Faculty advisor for "Grief and Loss and Stigma: One Step Closer to Breaking Down Barriers". PI: 2nd year MSW student group. 01/09/2017 - 04/07/2017.
  • Faculty advisor for “Cultural Influences of Grief in LGBT Populations” a Meta-analysis. PI: Students of AMF. 01/11/2016 - 04/04/2016.

Languages

  • Finnish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Finland
    Am a guest lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at University of Eastern Finland.

Publications

  • Models and Methods in Hospital Social Work Supervision” The Clinical Supervisor, Goldie Kadushin, Ph.D., Candyce Berger, Ph.D., Carlean Gilbert, D.S.W., Mark de St. Aubin, M.S.W., 28:180-199, 2009, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Accepted, 06/30/2009.
  • Chapter 24“Social Work Practice with Grief and Loss” in text Teaching Resources for End of Life and Palliative Care Courses, by Ellen L. Csikai and Barbara Jones, Lyceum Books, Inc., 2007. Published, 01/17/2007.
  • “Nuts and Bolts of a Home Care Social Work Department” Continuum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Continuity of Care, April - May, 1997. Published, 04/01/1997.
  • “A Critical Test of Specific Hospice Objectives for Family Caregivers” The Hospice Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, 1986. Published, 03/04/1986.