Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW, LCSW-R

Director of Education and Training

Carolyn is the Director of Education and Training at CancerCare and oversees all Connect Education Workshops. She designs psychosocially sensitive one hour free educational workshops, accessible on the telephone or online. Key leaders in oncology care address such topics as treatment advances, side effect management, doctor patient communication and quality of life concerns. Carolyn has presented and published extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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Carolyn shares, “I am honored to do this work with the goal of increasing patients’ quality of life. To be a part of and work at CancerCare, an institution dedicated to high quality, high touch, and labor intensive services to the full spectrum of people living with cancer is a great honor and privilege. To be there to help those in need at such a challenging time in their life and to provide state of the art clinical and educational services is the most meaningful work I can ever imagine doing. And to be at the forefront of an institution open to creative ways to solve patient/family problems using innovative and caring methods is a great privilege.”