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Sarah Paul, MSW, OSW-C, LCSW

Director of Clinical Programs

Sarah is the Director of Clinical Programs and is responsible for delivering CancerCare’s free services to people whose lives are affected by cancer while overseeing administrative aspects of the social work department. Sarah is passionate about creating and developing specialized programs to meet the needs of underserved populations and has a specialization in working with children, adolescents and young adults.

She is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network. She has been a featured speaker for Connect Education Workshops and various national conferences. In 2020, she was awarded the Aquamarine Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter.

Additional training:

  • Oncology Social Work Certification, 2020
  • Certificate: Clinical Supervision, Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2019
  • Certificate: Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), Fordham University School of Social Work, 2017
  • Certificate: Working with Children & Adolescents: Relational Psychoanalytic Approaches; National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2015

Presentations and publications:

  • “The New ‘New Normal’: Navigating Young Adult Survivorship amid COVID-19,” Oncology Nurse Navigator (December 2020)
  • “Supporting Young Adults with Ovarian Cancer,” Ovarian Cancer National Conference Presentation (September 2020)
  • My Sister’s Cancer Made Me Want to Help Other Families,”
  • “How to Make a Legacy: Tips for Young Adults with Advanced Cancer,” (October 2018)
  • “'But you don’t look sick': Managing the Complex Psychosocial Needs of Young Adult Patients with Metastatic Cancer,“ AOSW Poster Presentation, Third Place Award (May 2018)
  • “Managing the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adult Patients with Metastatic Cancer,” Oncology Nurse Advisor (November 2017)

Sarah shares, “It is rewarding to be a part of such a unique organization that strives to meet the needs of an underserved population. In my work with children, teens and young adults, I am amazed by their strength even in the most challenging times. It is a privilege to be a part of the cancer experience; it lends meaning to my role as an oncology social worker.”

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