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Advance Care Planning

for Major Medical Care Workshop

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 3-5 PST / 5-7pm EST 

Where: This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom (you will receive the link the week before)

Event description: 

Never too early, often too late. If you don’t want others to decide what is done to your body, you must clearly communicate the kind of major medical care you want, should a major medical event happen. This workshop will help you create the five documents you need to increase your control of the treatments you undergo when you are unable to speak for yourself.

Presenter: Richard Stuart, DSW, ABBP

Richard has been committed to protecting patients’ rights throughout his professional career.  He is Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, and a member of the Medical Staff-Psychology at Swedish-Edmonds Hospital. During most of his institutional work he served on hospital ethics committees where he was frequently called upon to participate in making decisions about whether to offer or withhold various treatment options for very ill patients. Some patients had no advance directive and for others it was necessary to help loved ones overcome strong disagreements about what the patient would have chosen.  He is the author of more than 100 publications, was elected President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, a Diplomate in Family Therapy American Board of Professional Psychology, and fellowship in two divisions of the American Psychological Association.  He has also served on the boards of various non-governmental organizations such as The Linehan Institute.


Space is limited. Please register ASAP. If popular, this program will be repeated.

Contact us at or via the Contact page of our website to register. *Please note, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to complete your sign-up. 

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Advanced Care Planning for Major Medical Care

Speaker: Richard Stuart, DSW, ABBP - April 15, 2023

Chronic Illness and Insurance:

How to Navigate the Challenges 

Speakers: Stacy Monahan Tucker and Elizabeth Green attorneys at Kantor & Kantor - July 21, 2022 

Impact of Mental Health on Chronic Illness & Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Speakers: Kerry Heckman, MSW, LICSW & Natalie Hopkins, MSW - Saturday, April 10, 2021. 

Chronic Illness & You: LGBTQ! - panel discussion and resource event for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and live with chronic illness - September 22, 2018

Working with Chronic Illness: Success when Facing Health Challenges in the World of Work - a comprehensive presentation considering employment and chronic illness - June 17, 2017

Living with Chronic Illness: Coping Tools for Stress, Depression, and Anxiety - a look at the emotional impact of living with ongoing illness -

April 8, 2017

Please view our Resources page to view the PowerPoints, handouts, and recordings from these events.

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