WCRC Cancer and Illness Trained Clinician Certificate:

Curriculum Requirements

Block I – Protocols, Information and Intervention – choose 2 of the below courses:

Cancer 101, Improvements in Treatment for Cancer and Other Illnesses: Impacts on Mental Health, or The Science of Cancer and its Impact on Mental Health is required, along with one other from this block.
Cancer 101
The Science of Cancer and its Impact on Mental Health
The CALM Protocol: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully
Post Traumatic Growth and the Cancer Experience
Supporting the Caregiver in Therapy
End of Life Option Act
Alternative, Complimentary and Integrative Health Decisions
Intersection of Palliative Care, Hospice and Psychotherapy
Advance Directives and Five Wishes

Block II – Professional and Informal Caregiving – choose 2 of the below courses:

Either Self Care for Professional and Informal Caregivers or Supporting the Caregiver in Therapy is required, along with one other from this block.
Self Care for Professional and Informal Caregivers
The Family Facing Cancer: Critical Issues
Illness, Grief, Loss, and Holidays
Supporting the Caregiver in Therapy
Crisis and Grief Fatigue in the Therapist: Working with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses
Group Work with Cancer Patients
Grief- Supporting Families and Communities After a Death
Depression in the Family: Caregivers and Mental Health

Block III – Working with Diverse Populations – choose 1 of the below courses:

Cancer & Cultural Humility in the Therapeutic Relationship
Working with Ill Children and Their Families
Cancer and Emerging Adulthood
Body Image, Sexuality and Cancer
Illness in the LGBTQ Community

Block IV – The Effects of Cancer and Illness on the Patient – choose 2 of the below courses:

Healing Versus Cure: Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work with Ill Patients is required, along with one other from this block.
Continuity of Care: Emotional and Ethical Issues in End of Life Treatment
Illness as Loss: Grieving the Loss of Health
Spiritual Impacts of Cancer and Illness
Healing Versus Cure: Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work with Ill Patients
Illness, Grief, Loss, and Holidays
Expressive Arts as a Window to Meaning

TOTAL: 7 required + 3 more electives = 10 courses for certification