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Professional Perk: Networking and Education Series

    People impacted by cancer do better and feel better with psychosocial support. As a professional in the field, you want the best outcome for those in your care. Research shows an increased survival rate and better quality of life for people impacted by cancer who receive psychosocial support. Join us to exchange thoughts, connect with fellow professionals from varied disciplines who also serve and support the oncology population, and learn about psychosocial topics from the experts at Wellness House.

    Sessions are held on the second Friday. Dates and topics are below; scroll down to register for one or multiple days.

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking
    9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation
    9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q & A and Discussion

    1.0 Social Work CEU available for each Professional Perk program.

    Before attending a session, please complete our Professional Information Form >. Register for sessions below.

    For more information, contact Brittany Brady at bbrady@wellnesshouse.org.

    2023 Series – Register Here

    September 8, 8:45 – 10:00am

    Young Adults and Cancer: Challenges Faced and How We Can Help Support Them

    Presented by Allison Wenclawski, AM, LCSW, Support and Counseling Program Manager, Wellness House

    Young adults with a cancer diagnosis face unique challenges and hurdles to overcome. In this presentation, we will review common topics related to the AYA (adult- young adult) population, as well as ways that we can work to support the unique facets of their journey, and some resources that might be beneficial.


    October 13,  8:45am – 10:00am

    Feeding Your Mind, Body and Soul: Self-Care for the Oncology Healthcare Professional

    Presented by: Nevada Bennett, LCPC, NCC, Oncology Support and Family Counselor, Wellness House

    Practicing self-care can play an important role in not only feeling our best physically, mentally, and emotionally, but also being able to be our most productive and supportive selves as a healthcare professionals. During this presentation, we will look at the research-supported benefits of self-care practice and learn strategies to implement self-care into your daily routine.

    Register here>

    November 10, 8:45am – 10:00am

    Managing Compassion Fatigue

    Presented by Patrice Martin, LCSW, Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care

    It is only natural to connect and empathize with patients we work with, but it can take a toll on our mental and emotional health when we cannot cope with it well. Learn about how to recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and factors that can lead to it, how to build self-awareness when we feel we are getting burnt out, and ways to incorporate a balance and release of stress.

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    December 6, 11:15am – 12:30pm

    Roundtable Discussion on Working with Individuals and Families through End of Life Care

    Presented by: Michael Williams, Psy.D., Senior Oncology Support Counselor, Wellness House

    This will be a facilitated discussion on how to support families and individuals approach death. During this program, we invite healthcare professionals to share experiences in which they have used best practices to work with families through the grief, anxiety and complex emotions surround death.

    Register here>