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with Anne Kelemen, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Deborah Lewis, LICSW, APHSW-C, and Mindy Brodsky, LCSWA
The loss of a parent from cancer brings with it many complex feelings. Sadness, anger, and regret are just a few of the feelings you may experience. Sometimes friends – and even family members – don’t understand these feelings.
This support group provides a monthly opportunity to join a group of people who may understand.
The Loss of a Parent to Cancer Support Group meets Monthly on the 4th Monday from 6:00-7:30pm ET.
- September 26
- October session TBD
About Anne Kelemen, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Anne Kelemen joined MedStar Washington Hospital Center Section of Palliative care in 2014. In 2015, she was named MedStar Health Palliative Clinical of the Year. Prior to joining the Hospital Center staff, Ms. Kelemen instituted the first palliative care services at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in research, and is interested in the intersection of language and medicine as well as intimacy and chronic illness. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a post-master’s certificate in End of Life Care from the Smith College School of Social Work. In 2017, she received the emerging leader award from the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN). Ms. Kelemen is a SWHPN board member and passionate about teaching the next generation of palliative clinicians. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Director of the Palliative Social Work Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
About Deborah Lewis, LICSW, APHSW-C
Deborah Lewis is a Palliative Care Social Worker at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, providing clinical social work support for patients with advanced illness and their families. She received her MSW degree from Catholic University with a certificate in Health Care Social Work. Prior to becoming a social worker, Deborah was an attorney who worked as a public defender and lobbyist for nonprofit advocacy organizations.
About Mindy Brodsky, LCSWA