Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT portrait
  • Director, Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing

Presentations

Presentations

  • Supiano, K. P., Haynes, L. B., Andersen, T. A., & Luptak, M. “Transforming the Meaning of Loss: Complicated Grief Group Therapy With Bereaved Dementia Caregivers.” The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Dassel, K., Utz, R., Supiano, K. P., & McGee, N. “The Influence of Death Trajectories on End-of-Life Care Preferences.” The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Caserta, M., Donaldson, G., Utz, R., Lund, D., Supiano, K. P. & Latimer, S. “Bereaved Cancer Caregivers' Preparedness for Spouse/Partner Loss.” The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Felsted, K. F. & Supiano, K. P. “Has mindfulness been shown to reduce symptoms of urinary urge incontinence in adults? A synthesized review of the literature.” Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Supiano, K. P. Complicated Grief Group Therapy with Bereaved Dementia Caregivers. Symposium presentation, European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy annual meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Supiano, K. P. “Care of donor families: placing grief in context or tissue donation.” Utah Lions Eye Bank. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Supiano, K. P. “When a client dies by suicide” Utah Zero Suicide Learning Collaborative-Utah Department of Human Services-Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Supiano, K. P. “When Grief Isn’t Working: Care & Treatment Strategies for those who are “Stuck.” Generations Conference: Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Head, B., Supiano, K., & Waldrop, D. “Aging Matters: Palliative Care in Older Adults.” Pre-conference session. Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, General Assembly. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Clayton, M. F., Supiano, K. P., Wilson, R., Lassche, M., Latendresse, G. "Simulating Responsible Conduct of Research Principles in Doctoral Education" American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2016 Doctoral Education Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • Supiano, K. P., Farrell, T. W., Brunker, C., Wong, B. Luptak, M., Andersen, T., Wilby, F. & Yang, R. The Relationship Between Interprofessional Team Process and Quality of Care Transition Plans. The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Lassche, M., Clayton M., Supiano, K, Latendresse, G., & Wilson R.D. Simulation in PhD Scientific Education Curricula to Reinforce Responsible Conduct of Research and Ethics. 16th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2016); Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Poster, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Farrell, T. W., Brunker, C., Supiano, K. P. & Wilson, R. “Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Best Practices in Transitional Care.” Academy of Health Science Educators 2nd Annual Education Symposium, University of Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2015.
  • “Understanding what has been lost….building on what is left.” 13th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2015.
  • Keynote Address “Learning from Loss: Growing Resilience As We Age.” Utah Aging Alliance-state conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2015.
  • Farrell, T.W., Brunker, C. P., Wong, B., Luptak, M., Supiano, K. Health Professions Trainees’ Satisfaction with the Geriatric Transitions Objective Structured Video Examination (GT-OSVE) and Self-Efficacy in Care Transitions Domains. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 05/2015.
  • Supiano, K. P. “Honoring Grief, Honoring Ourselves: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Education for Grief Group Clinician-Facilitators. Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Blacker, S., Jones, B., Head, B., Remke, S., & Supiano, K. “Advancing Social Work Leadership in Interprofessional Education and Practice in Hospice and Palliative Care.” Plenary Session. Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, General Assembly. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Clayton, M.F., Supiano, K., Latendresse, G., Lassche, M., Wilson, R., “Incorporating Simulation into PhD Education.” University of Utah Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Selected panelist; Hospice Foundation of America 22nd annual Living with Grief Program: “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Supiano, K. P. “Loss as a Path Toward Resilience” National Alliance on Mental Illness-Utah meeting. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “The Grief Experience of Long-term Caregivers: Our Care Continues.” Utah Aging Alliance-state conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Palmer, A., Supiano, K. P., Cowan, A., Talliac, P. “Advance Care Planning.” Utah Governor’s Health Summit. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Supiano, K. P. “Educating BS-Nursing students in EOL: Simulation of patient death.” Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/01/2014.
  • Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (UHPCO) Keynote Address “The grief experience of prison hospice inmate caregivers.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/20/2013.
  • National Alliance On Mental Illness-state conference, Salt Lake City, UT. “Suicide Post-vention is Good Prevention”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Utah Aging Alliance-state conference, Park City, UT. “Suicide in the Elderly”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Intermountain Donors Services Regional Symposium, West Valley City, UT. “Care of donor families: placing grief in context.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. "Transitions at End of Life”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea. “Addressing the need for universal interdisciplinary team training in geriatric professional education.” Supiano, K. P. & Supiano, M. A. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2013.
  • “Addressing the need for universal interdisciplinary team training in geriatric professional education.” American Geriatrics Society, Grapevine, TX. Montagnini, M., Kaiser, R., Supiano, K. P. & Ruth Ann Tsukuda, R. A. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Association of Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA. “An RCT of complicated grief group therapy in older adults.” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, General Assembly, New Orleans, LA. “The grief experience of prison hospice inmate caregivers.”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2013.
  • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. “End-of-life issues, goals of care discussions and hospice decisions.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Complicated Grief in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Complicated Grief Group Therapy. 65th annual meeting, Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 11/2012.
  • “Supporting Caregivers: Ways to Improve Bereavement Outcomes.” 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Making a difference through interprofessional education: Advancing geriatric practice and shaping aging health/behavioral health policy.Society for Social WorkResearch, Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • “Practical Approaches to End-of-Life Decision Making.” Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization-Annual Meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/09/2010.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness-Utah meeting “A new understanding of complicated grief.” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2010.
  • Supiano, K. P. (2010, Oct). “Developing interdisciplinary skills and professional confidence in palliative care social work students.” ACE: Advocating for Clinical Excellence in Transdisciplinary Palliative Care Education-Reunion Conference, Pasadena, CA. Poster, Presented, 10/26/2010.
  • Supiano, K. P. & Carroll, A. M. "The highly demanding client: Meeting the care management challenge of the older client with personality disorder.” National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers- Annual conference, Albuquerque, NM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Supiano, K. P. “Understanding grief and prolonged grief disorder: Compassionate care following traumatic loss.” National Organization of Victims’ Advocates-Annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2010.
  • Supiano, K. P. (2009, Oct). “A new understanding of complicated grief: Theory, diagnosis and treatment”. Utah Geriatrics Society/Utah Aging Alliance- Annual Conference, Midway, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2009.
  • Supiano, K. P. (2009, May). “Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults with Later-stage Dementias”. Veterans Administration Health Care System-Utah Cooperative Healthcare Educational Program, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2009.
  • Nov 22, 2008 “An Interdisciplinary Course in Palliative Care: Determining Discipline-specific and Interdisciplinary Learning Outcomes for Graduate Students in Nursing, Social Work and Pharmacy”. 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America, Wash, DC. With Patricia Berry, PhD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2008.
  • Sept 5, 2008 “Facilitating Communication between Providers and Caregivers” Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, Salt Lake City, UT . Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.
  • Jan 2008 “An Interdisciplinary Course in Palliative Care” Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine-Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Tampa, FL. With Patricia Berry, PhD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2008.