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...helping navigate cancer survivorship

Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, BCD

ColonYvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, BCD, is Psychosocial Specialist for the MetaCancer Foundation, which provides resources and support for advanced cancer patients and caregivers. For the last 23 years, she has provided bilingual social work services in a variety of nonprofit settings focused on pain management, oncology and end-of-life care. She also is on the faculty at Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work and Smith College School for Social Work.

Currently she serves as coordinator of the Association of Oncology Social Work’s Pain, Palliative Care & End of Life Special Interest Group, editorial board member of the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy and President of the Center for Clinical Social Work. She has published and lectured extensively on psychosocial oncology, pain management, end-of-life social work practice, diversity, LGBT issues and technology-based social work services.

Dr. Colón holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work and a Ph.D. in clinical social work from New York University.

Topics: Pain Management and End of Life Care.

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