Programs for Transplant Professionals

Gift of Life Howie's House is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. The Gift of Life Howie's House maintains the responsibility of this program.


We offer various programs throughout the year, please check back for upcoming programs.

Second Chances in Addiction Recovery and Transplant and Use of and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Support Recovery

Apr 11, 2023 1-3PM EST

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This program will address psychosocial aspects around addiction recovery in transplant patients, historical guidelines around listing and addiction, establishing recovery support in your center, and how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can support recovery in individuals through 6 principles, including values and committed action.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify changing data around different transplant program requirements for addiction treatment.
2. Define 3 important benefits of ongoing addiction recovery that can support long term success in transplantation life.
3. Identify 2-3 steps to establish a Transplant Addiction patient group, AA. 
4. Identify the importance of acceptance in a medical population and substance use population, for both patients and self.
5. Describe the six core principles of ACT and how these principles can be helpful for individuals in recovery.
6. Understand the definition of core values and define your own personal values.


Annette Humberson, LISW-S

Annette has been a Medical Social Worker for 25+ years, and for the last 15 of those years, was a Transplant Social Worker at the Cleveland Clinic.  The giving mission and heart of Transplant House inspired Annette to join the staff at the Transplant House of Cleveland in March of 2020. 

Annette’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ohio University, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Youngstown State, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Annette works at the Transplant House part time and while also working part time as a private therapy counselor

Sarah Gulick, PsyD

Sarah Gulick, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist at Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She earned her doctoral degree from Chestnut Hill College, where she specialized in the field of neuropsychology. Her training included practicum experience at Cooper University Hospital, Drucker Brain Injury Center at Moss Rehab, and Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. She completed her APA-accredited internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Her training specialized in neuropsychological evaluations with adults who have neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injuries, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological conditions, and other medical issues. Dr. Gulick provides cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy to patients, as well. Dr. Gulick is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dr. Gulick earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lehigh University (2014), her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (2016), and her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College (2020). She is a member of various professional organizations, including the International Neuropsychological Society’s Special Interest Group, NeuroCOVID-19, which is dedicated to understanding the cognitive effects of COVID-19 and collaborating with professionals on an international level. Dr. Gulick is compiling literature and consulting with medical professionals and organizations to develop a deeper understanding of this evolving area.

This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for 2 continuing education contact hours.

Please note that in order to receive the CEUs for virtual attendance, you must remain logged into the presentation for the entirety of the meeting. Upon receipt of the program evaluation, you will receive your CEU certificate.

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