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Clare Brown is a graduate of the Florida State University Masters of Social Work Program. Ms. Brown’s specialty is working with patients in medical and end of life situations. She has an undergraduate degree in studio art which she incorporates with her social work skills. Clare practices yoga and does watercolors. She adores her two dogs.

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Becoming a Patient in a Nursing Home
 
 
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Kristen Hensley was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, but she always knew she wanted to live outside that area. She graduated high school a semester early to launch her college career first at the University of Tennessee, then Texas A & M, next Indiana University, and finally graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration and Health Care Administration. She has been in the healthcare field for 17 years. She has been the administrator of Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation since 2008. She has a twelve year old son.

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Becoming a Patient in a Nursing Home
 
 
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Mary Raymer, LMSW, ACSW, DPNAP is a psychiatric social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist who has served the terminally ill and their families for 30 years. She presently has her own private practice where she specializes in complicated grief reactions, stress and terminal illness. She lectures and consults nationally and internationally on end-of-life issues. She has published on a variety of topics in end of life and bereavement care. Mary has won numerous awards for her professional work including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Hospice Leadership Award by the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the National and Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Heart of Hospice Award, a Project on Death in America Social Work Leadership Award from the Soros Foundation in New York, and most recently she was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as one of the nation’s most Distinguished Practitioners in her field. 

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Social Workers Help to the End
 
 
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Samira K. Beckwith, LCSW, FACHE, has over 30 years’ experience in professional health care and social services. She has served as President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, since 1991. Under her leadership, Hope has created a unique array of services for the frail elderly and children and today serves nearly 3,000 people and their families. In 2010, Beckwith received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Social Workers Foundation, in recognition of her “exemplary and visionary contributions in the field of health care and social work, driven by a life-long passion to help others to live a better life, even in its final chapter.” At her alma mater, Beckwith was inducted into The Ohio State University College of Social Work Hall of Fame. Beckwith has provided expert testimony on healthcare before government bodies including the US House Judiciary Committee. 

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Social Workers Help to the End
 
 
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Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP, is a Social Worker and accomplished psychotherapist with more than 25 years of experience and a thriving private practice in Midtown Manhattan. Mary is a dynamic clinician, supervisor, professional speaker, and organizational consultant. She has been instrumental in mentoring, coaching, and supervising therapists in starting and growing their private practices. She specializes in adult work and love relationships with individuals, couples, and groups. Mary educates clients on issues pertaining to having healthy relationships, choosing compatible partners, identifying relationship patterns, and building self-esteem. Mary’s professional background also includes executive and management responsibility for a large nonprofit organization. Her inspirational keynotes, workshops, webinars, and personal development programs include many relationship and leadership topics.

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Social Workers Help Improve Relationships
 
 
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Dr. LeslieBeth Wish, nationally recognized for her work with women’s issues in love, work, and family is both a psychologist and licensed clinical social worker. She serves on the Medical Advisory Board and writes a weekly column, “Relationship Realities,” for www.qualityhealth.com, a Top Ten Health Site. Additionally, she writes articles for the National Association of Social Workers award-winning site www.helpstartshere.org. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Management at Bryn Mawr College, a doctorate in Adult Human Development at U. of Massachusetts-Amherst, and received 3 years training in Marriage and Family Systems with Dr. Murray Bowen’s Family Center of Georgetown U. Dr. Wish’s first book was on the impact of childhood abuse on women’s careers, and her current research is for her next book about women’s love issues.

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Social Workers Help Improve Relationships
 
 
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Chiropractor Dr. Mary Peterson graduated in 1987 from Life Chiropractic College West in San Lorenzo, CA, where she practiced for 12 years. She now has a practice in Nevada. She is passionate about health and understands sickness and pain, having spent years on her own journey healing from a chronic disease. The lessons learned on the way have afforded her a great deal of knowledge about health and how to achieve it. The draw to chiropractic has always been that our bodies were designed to fight off disease and heal themselves. The stresses of modern society pose a constant threat to that goal. By adjusting the spine it brings relief from the stressors of everyday life and allows the body the chance to heal on its own. Dr. Mary loves teaching about all roads that lead us back to our God given design of divine health.

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Healing Chronic Illness with Advanced Cell Training