William Goeren, MSW, LCSW-R, OSW-C

Group Moderator

Prior to his work at CancerCare, William was the Director of Mental Health for the AIDS HealthCare Foundation in Los Angeles, and, in 1994, opened the first Gilda’s Club in New York City. He is the co-author of the chapter “Unique Issues Confronting Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer” for the Oxford University Press Handbook of Oncology Social Work and the author of the chapter “Social Work, HIV Disease, and Palliative Care” for the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work.

Presentations

  • “Waiting is the Worst Part of Cancer,” Seminar presentation at the National AOSW Conference, 2016
  • “Bridging the Gap – the CancerCare/SAGE Support Group for Older Gay Men with Cancer,” Seminar presentation at the National AOSW Conference, 2014
  • “Unique Issues Confronting Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer” – with K. Smolinski in G. Christ, C. Messner, & L. Behar (Eds.), Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care of the Patient with Cancer. New York, Oxford
  • “HIV, Palliative Care and Social Work,” in T. Altillio & S. Otis-Green, (Eds.). Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. New York, Oxford University Press, April, 2011
  • “Maintaining Program Quality Assurance During Times of Change,” Seminar presentation at the National AOSW Conference, 2009
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