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PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES - An Expense Worth Expressing: The Role of Express...

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A collaboration between Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, a division of Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Pennsylvania's Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), the 2019 Pediatric Palliative Webinar series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to build clinicians' competencies and confidence in providing care to children.

In this presentation, Dr. Lotstein and Ms. Albers will share ways that Expressive therapies can increase the quality of life of children with serious illness and their families. They will also describe how these therapies can impact care provided by the rest of the interdisciplinary team, and review ways that palliative care providers might highlight the value of the expressive therapies to payors.

$40 Individual Registration / $150 Organization Registration

Complimentary registration is available for parents. Contact Kristen Bond, kbond@coalitionccc.org, for a special discount code.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will be able to:

1. Understand who provides expressive therapies and what is provided in both hospital and home settings.

2. Explore the psychosocial benefits of expressive therapies to children with serious illness

3. Describe the ways expressive therapies can add value to the work of the interdisciplinary palliative care team


Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Comfort and Palliative Care, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California

Dr. Debra Lotstein is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with serious illness, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. She is the Director of the Division of Comfort and Palliative Care in the Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. As the director, Dr. Lotstein oversees the Division's clinical, educational and research efforts. She is an attending physician for the team’s inpatient and outpatient clinical services. In 2017, she was named a Sojourns Scholar of the Cambia Health Foundation, a national initiative to identify and cultivate the next generation of palliative care leaders. As a Sojourns Scholar, she is working to improve access to home-based hospice and palliative care for children.

Dr. Lotstein received her medical degree from Stanford University and completed her combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is triple Board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. In addition, she was a health services research fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar’s Program and received a master’s degree in public health from UCLA.

Nicole F. Albers, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Team Lead - Expressive Arts and Therapies Team
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Nicole F. Albers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist who has worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since 2011. She serves as the Team Lead for the Mark Taper –Johnny Mercer Artists Program. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University in 2003. Prior to working at CHLA, she worked with children in residential treatment facilities, providing services to families in foster care, probation, and collaborating with public schools. Nicole has embraced her work with the pediatric population and has a passion for working with children: with Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and those awaiting organ transplants. She has introduced and presented on Art Therapy at local and statewide conferences, Grand Rounds, as well as speaking at universities. Nicole maintains her own personal art practice outside the hospital, and enjoys using mixed media, assemblage, and black and white photography.


Full attendance at the live webinar (you must attend a minimum of 50 minutes) is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees requesting CEU credit must each call into the webinar individually using the call-in number and computer link from the instruction email for attendance to be documented. If this is not done, there is no official documentation of attendance, and CEU credit cannot be granted for this webinar. Organizations who wish to show the live webinar to a group of staff can purchase the organization registration and work with CCCC staff to get sign-in sheets in order for attendance to be documented for CE purposes.

Everyone who wishes to receive CEs is also required to complete an online survey within 30 days following the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be provided in an email sent within 48 hours following the webinar. The email will also include links to the presentation recording and slides. Certificates will be sent via email.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.
Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Chaplains – This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than three (3) business days prior to the webinar, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged and can be made by calling (916) 489-2222.

CCCC maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at (916) 489-2222 or email info@coalitionccc.org with any questions, to address a grievance, or to request special ADA accommodation needs.

Note: When registering, please use the email address of the person attending the webinar.

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