Support Group Training

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The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is committed to partnering with health care professionals and volunteers across the country to ensure the availability of brain tumor patient and caregiver supportive resources at the local level. The ABTA’s new Brain Tumor Support Group Facilitator Training Program is one of the ways we are helping to meet the unique needs and challenges of brain tumor patients and caregivers in communities nationwide.  

 

This four course online training program is free of charge and offers CEUs for those with a clinical background. The program is also open to lay individuals interested in brain tumor support group leader training. These courses were created by highly-credentialed subject matter experts and focus on evidence-based practices.

 

 

The webinar series consists of the following four courses:


  • Side Effects of Brain Tumor Treatment


    Presented by Jean Arzbaecher RN, MS, APN-CNS, CNRN – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Neuropsychological Issues Relating to Brain Tumors


    Presented by Kathleen L. Fuchs, Ph.D. ABPP -- University of Virginia Health System
  • How to Help Caregivers Cope


    Presented by Paula R. Sherwood, RN, CNRN, PhD, FAAN – University of Pittsburg, School of Nursing
  • The Basics of Organizing and Facilitating a Brain Tumor Support Group


    Presented by Crystal Ward, MSW, LCSW – Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

NURSESRegister SOCIAL WORKERSRegister OTHERS (nonclinical)Register

 

                                                 

Nurses

Upon completion of the program, nurses are eligible for a total of 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs*) through the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN). Each session is worth 1 CEU* credit. All four sessions must be completed to receive CEU credit.  

 

Social Workers

Upon completion of the program, social workers are eligible for a total of 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs**) through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Each session is worth 1 CEU** credit. All four sessions must be completed to receive CEU credit. 

 

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* This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

**This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers continuing education contact hours.