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Commission for Case Manager Certification highlights vital role of case managers during 2022 National Case Management Week
CCMC announces workforce development tools for empowerment, self-care and excellence
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, October 6, 2022—The Commission for Case Manager Certification® today affirmed its dedication to exceptional case management by announcing personal and professional development tools during National Case Management Week, Oct. 9-15, 2022—including the 2022 Virtual Symposium from Oct. 11-13 and a new season of its “Push Pause” self-care series. The Commission offers workforce development resources for today’s case manager. Over the past two years, the Commission has provided tools to cultivate self-assurance and achieve balance so professional case managers can thrive personally and professionally.
The Commission commends board-certified case managers and disability management specialists for their immense adaptability in the last two years.
“The professional case manager role has evolved rapidly in intensely challenging ways,” said MaryBeth Kurland, CEO of the Commission. “The Commission celebrates case managers’ extraordinary contributions to public health, but practitioners cannot continue setting the gold standard of client care without also taking care of their own wellbeing. It is our responsibility to encourage practitioners to grant themselves the same compassion they show clients every day.”
The Commission has announced Season 3 of its Push Pause series, which was first introduced during the early days of the pandemic to alleviate burnout through moments of reprieve. This season grants space for peace amid uncertainty and burnout while centering viewers, cultivating confidence, and reminding them of the integral nature of their work.
Professional case managers optimize care by advocating for clients, assisting them in navigating the complex health care system, coordinating care and connecting them with relevant resources to achieve health goals. In the interest of establishing ethical, knowledge-based practice, the Commission will host CCMC’s 2022 Virtual Symposium from Oct. 11 through Oct. 13.
The Symposium will provide convenient, cost-effective continuing education in live and on-demand sessions from a diverse group of nationally recognized speakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to build connections among a network of similarly passionate peers in the case management and disability management specialist fields. Continuing education credits may be applied to credentials and licenses in case management, disability management, nursing, social work and other related fields.
CCMC’s 2022 Virtual Symposium provides development opportunities in line with its themes: “Develop Me, Empower Me, Inspire Me, Celebrate Me”, seeking to achieve the following goals:
- Develop Me – Spread awareness of the landscape affecting the client, family and care provider(s) across the care continuum
- Empower Me – Empower practitioners through education, advocacy and ethical practice
- Inspire Me – Create a forum and provide resources, knowledge and skill development for evidence-based practice
- Celebrate Me – Celebrate National Case Management Week by connecting with fellow practitioners from a variety of backgrounds
The Symposium centers on the need to continuously cultivate an ethically guided, well-prepared and resilient workforce of professional case managers and disability management specialists. Learn more about the event at https://symposium.ccmcertification.org/.
The Commission prepares practitioners to achieve excellence in coordinating care and advocating for clients. The Commission’s Board-Certified Case Manager® (CCM®) and Board-Certified Disability Management Specialist® (CDMS®) credentials are both accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Continuing education opportunities are continuously available to support lifelong learning and renewal requirements.
To encourage more case managers and disability management specialists to go for greatness, the Commission has extended the CCM exam application and CDMS renewal application period through Oct. 16, 2022. The CCM is approved for reimbursement under the Post-911 GI Bill and recognized as the gold standard in the industry. It is approved to meet hospital Magnet status.
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited case management certification organization, credentialing more than 50,000 professional case managers and disability management specialists. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM® and CDMS® credentials. Offering an extensive portfolio of certification and professional advancement activities, the Commission is the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practices of case management and disability management. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org and www.cdms.org, connect with the Commission on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CCM_Cert.