With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSW-C

You don’t need to be fearless to live fearlessly!  Designed for those who have finished treatment or are living with chronic cancer, this 8-week experiential seminar will build the skills that make it possible to move beyond treatment (even if you’re still in treatment) towards a rich, full, rewarding life.  Please call for more information.

Please call 202.483.8600 or email programs@smithcenter.org for more information and to register for this 8-week seminar that takes place on Wednesday evenings from March 6th – April 24th. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. Online Registration is not available for this program.

About Jennifer Bires

Jennifer is a rising star in the psycho-oncology field. She has almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker, most recently at George Washington University in DC where she helped create the cancer support program. During her tenure at GWU she created a number of deep and impactful programs for families, young adults and patients and helped to ensure program success by defining and tracking outcomes. Jennifer received the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of The Year Award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers. She has intimate knowledge of the DC cancer survivorship landscape and deep appreciation for Smith Center’s unique art and healing approach to this important work.

About Cheryl Hughes

Cheryl Ann Hughes, LICSW creates a safe and supportive environment from which individuals can define their goals, as well as the means by which they can be achieved. Cheryl tailors each treatment plan using a variety of modalities including EMDR, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, and with recognition of– and a deep respect for — the strong connection between mind and body. Cheryl infuses her work with mindfulness-based techniques to assist her clients in recognizing their own ability to create a reality that will lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. Cheryl received her master’s degree in social work, with an emphasis on clinical and medical social work, from Catholic University. She works with cancer patients and their families as they deal with the increased stressors caused by cancer and its treatment.

Long-term Health & Survivorship Care Planning

With Julia Rowland, PhD

This monthly group is for all adult cancer survivors of any type of cancer at any stage who have completed their initial cancer treatment and are navigating how to move forward. Each month will feature a different topic relevant to cancer survivorship followed by a discussion and support group.

Please contact erin@smithcenter.org with any questions.

Sessions occur monthly on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15pm. 

About Julia Rowland, PhD

Julia Rowland, PhD, who joined Smith Center in October 2017, comes to this position as a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked with and conducted competitively funded research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families, and published broadly in psycho-oncology, including co-editing, along with Dr. Jimmie Holland, the ground-breaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology.  She has also been a frequent speaker on cancer survivorship, or life after cancer, for both professional and lay audiences.

Julia received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in psychosocial oncology. While at MSKCC, where she held joint appointments in pediatrics and neurology, Julia helped to develop and was the first Director of the Post-Treatment Resource Program, one of the first non-medical survivorship care programs to be offered by a major cancer center in the U.S. In 1990 she moved with her husband and two young children to Washington, DC to become founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center. There she helped expand services to meet the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and families, launched some of the first quality of life clinical trials, and also introduced a program to enable first year medical students to learn the art of caring for those living through and beyond cancer from survivors themselves and Lombardi faculty. Nine years later, in September of 1999, she was recruited to the National Cancer Institute to become the first, full-time Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship, a position in which she served for 18 years, championing the growth of survivorship research and care, before stepping down in September 2017 to assume her new role at Smith Center. Although new to the team, Julia is no stranger to Smith Center. She knew Smith Center’s founder, Barbara Smith Coleman, and has volunteered her expertise across the years as a speaker, group leader and staff member for both the 1-day and weeklong residential retreats. Julia brings to her new role a passion to translate what research has taught us about healing in the context of cancer to the broader community, in essence, taking the science of survivorship from the lab bench to the park bench.

Managing Relationships with Family and Friends

With Jenn McRobbie and Erin Price, LGSW

This monthly group is for all adult cancer survivors of any type of cancer at any stage who have completed their initial cancer treatment and are navigating how to move forward. Each month will feature a different topic relevant to cancer survivorship followed by a discussion and support group.

Please contact erin@smithcenter.org with any questions.

Sessions occur monthly on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15pm. Upcoming dates: 

  • December 12

About Erin Price

 

Erin serves as Smith Center’s Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs Director. She is trained in Integrative Patient Navigation, a Project LEAD graduate, and holds a Masters in Social Work. A seven-year breast cancer survivor, Erin is passionate about providing support and community to other cancer survivors, especially young adults. She works with Smith Center’s DC Young Adult Cancer Community and is also actively involved in the cancer community through Young Survival Coalition, Critical Mass, the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates, National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the DC Cancer Action Partnership.