A Breast Cancer Journey Through Music and Storytelling: From the Lens of a Survivor and Care Partner


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Date: Thursday, 5/11/23
Time: 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Cost: Early Bird: $29.99
After April 27th: $39.99
Credits: 2 CE credits!

Presented by:
Anne McSweeney, LCSW, President of CEU Creations
Anne McSweeney, LCSW, President of CEU Creations, has a diverse background in medical social work, education, and community relations. With a social work career that spans over two decades, she has been planning continuing education trainings for over 17 years. Anne founded CEU Creations in 2010 to transform the CE landscape! Her goal is to provide innovative trainings that keep the learner engaged, connect the learner with community resources/companies (which in turn, allows for the CEs to be more affordable), and ultimately change best practices and outcomes.

Prior to founding CEU Creations, she practiced medical social work for over eight years – working primarily with the geriatric population in home health, hospice, and dialysis. In 2015, she was appointed to the Fulton County Commission on Elderly Affairs where she served for five years as an advocate for seniors in Fulton County. She has served on the boards of The Aimee Copeland Foundation, The Atlanta Senior Care Network Niche and Ageless Interaction. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family – including her husband, two adult daughters, and two adorable pups, reading, and college football!

TWO-TIME GRAMMY® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
TWO-TIME GRAMMY® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are an eclectic folk festival on their own terms. They have entertained the Queen of Thailand, been keynote singers for the AFL-CIO, performed at hundreds of folk festivals, appeared on the "Today Show" and on National Public Radio. The duo has released 52 recordings. Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals, taught at 100+ music camps, appeared on the “CBS Early Show”, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered”. They have advocated in Washington for unions, health care for children and the rights and livelihoods of artists. They’ve earned two Grammy® Awards, in 2004 and 2005 for “cELLAbration: a Tribute to Ella Jenkins” and for “ Bon Appétit!" In 2003, they were GRAMMY® nominated for their CD, “Postcards” in the Best Traditional Folk Album category. They received another GRAMMY® nomination in that category for “Banjo Talkin’”. They have also produced recordings by Tom Paxton, Si Kahn, Ysaye Barnwell, Sam Gleaves, M.S.G. Blues Trio, Patsy Montana, Bonnie, Rideout, Bill Harley, Pat Humphries and others.

In their 40+ years performing together, the Washington Area Music Association has recognized Cathy & Marcy with over 60 WAMMY Awards for folk, bluegrass and children’s music. They have performed with Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Tom Paxton, Patsy Montana, Riders in the Sky and a wide range of musical luminaries. As curators, performers and hosts, Cathy & Marcy have MC’d festivals, curated concert series and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians.

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CEU Creations presents:
A Breast Cancer Journey Through Music and Storytelling: From the Lens of a Survivor and Care Partner
Thursday, May 11, 2023
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET: Log In / Virtual Networking
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: All Wigged Out – A Musical Film Through the Patient’s Lens
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET: “Sharing the Lens” – A follow-up discussion with Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink, the patient and care partner featured in the musical, facilitated by Anne McSweeney, LCSW, Founder/Owner and Educational Director of CEU Creations

Early Bird Registration: $29.99
After April 27: $39.99
Free for Plus U Bundle and Save members!

Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 2 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 2 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 2 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 2 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 2 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 2 Contact Hours

Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials.
Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credits.

In the hectic lives of healthcare professionals, it is often difficult to view situations through our patients’ eyes. How does it feel to receive a difficult diagnosis? What is the toll it takes physically and emotionally on your body? How do family members and caregivers cope emotionally? Using a musical film and storytelling, we will hear firsthand from a breast cancer survivor and her care partner as they take us on their powerful journey from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Some key points of exploration include receiving bad news, clinical empathy, family dynamics, loss (and finding purpose within it), and much more. Do not miss this innovative evening of music and learning to help us better understand what our patients experience so that we may always be improving best practices to help improve patient outcomes.

By Attending Our Workshop, You Will Be Able To:

  • Name three losses that a patient may experience when diagnosed with a serious illness and how using music/the arts may help a patient to cope
  • Identify three valuable patient perspectives that can allow you to better serve clients/care partners.
  • Discover a unique lens through the eyes of a breast cancer patient and survivor, and how using poetry, narratives, and the arts helped her cope from her diagnosis through survivorship.
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