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 ONLINE
The Science of Cancer and its Impact on Mental Health ONLINE
The CALM Protocol: Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully ONLINE
Post Traumatic Growth and the Cancer Experience ONLINE
The Arts as Intervention: Creative Process in Working with Illness IN PERSON
Supporting the Caregiver in Therapy ONLINE
End of Life Option Act ONLINE
Alternative, Complimentary and Integrative Health Decisions ONLINE AND IN PERSON
Intersection of Palliative Care, Hospice and Psychotherapy IN PERSON
Advance Directives and Five Wishes ONLINE AND IN PERSON

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 IN PERSON
The Family Facing Cancer: Critical Issues ONLINE
Illness, Grief, Loss, and Holidays ONLINE
Supporting the Caregiver in Therapy ONLINE
Crisis and Grief Fatigue in the Therapist: Working with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses ONLINE
Group Work with Cancer Patients ONLINE
Grief- Supporting Families and Communities After a Death ONLINE AND IN PERSON
Depression in the Family: Caregivers and Mental Health ONLINE AND IN PERSON

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

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

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

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

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