Community Events and Trainings

Please note that trainings and events listed here are not sponsored by the School of Social Work. If you would like your event to be listed here, please contact the SSW Front Office at

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Free Your Mind Healing - Multiple Events

Restoring the balance of energy in your mind, body and spirit so that you can live the life you want. Energy based healing classes - learn to practice self-care energy-based meditations to open, connect and balance your chakras!

Price: $25 per class, register for all 3 classes for $60! Only 18 spots available per class

Facilitated by Christine Salas, LCSW, HTP

Dates: March 6th, April 3rd and May1st

Follow this link to download the flyer for more information.

Disarming Despair: Supporting Those Who Grieve

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 8:30am-4:30pm
This training will take place online via Zoom
Cost: $110 for full day of trainings (6 CEUs)

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This interactive workshop will consider the many aspects of grief that affect individuals and communities over the course of one's lifetime. Understanding different losses, the process of grief recovery, and the variables that can complicate grief will be considered. Interventions to assist people who are grieving will also be presented.
Susan Hedlund, LCSW, OSW-c, FAOSW
Susan Hedlund has been an oncology social worker in the health care field for over thirty years. She is currently the Director of Patient & Family Services at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Sciences University and is an associate professor at the Schools of Medicine and Social Work, and a Senior Scholar for the Center for Ethics. She has a background in program development for services for cancer patients and their families and has spoken and written extensively on care for people with serious illnesses, most recently in the Oxford University Press Handbook of Oncology Social Work, and Oxford's Textbook of Palliative Care and Social Work. She is a past president of the Association of Oncology Social Work, received their leadership award in 1999, the Oncology Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society in 2009, and the Sojourn's Award in Palliative Care from the Cambia Foundation in 2013. She currently represents AOSW on the Commission on Cancer.