DSW Candidate – Gloria Mucker, LCSW, 2:30 PM – 3:45PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Combating Loneliness Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

DSW Candidate – Gloria Mucker, LCSW

Monday, April 22, 2024

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Combating Loneliness Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

This capstone presentation will provide essential information on the detrimental impact of loneliness among Veterans experiencing homelessness. It will highlight the prevalence and complex needs of Veterans who are most vulnerable to loneliness. An overview of the three components of the Capstone: Systematic Literature Review, Conceptual Paper, and Application Paper will be presented.

Research information on past interventions and the different strategies to combat loneliness will be discussed. A brief overview of the cognitive discrepancy approach will be described as an additional component to existing interventions that are most effective in reducing loneliness. A recommendation to incorporate Veterans’ input to provide further insight from the Veteran’s perspective on defining loneliness and developing interventions will be discussed.

This presenter’s current fieldwork will be explained to illustrate the practice experience that guided the conceptualization of the practice application to create a Veterans Rap Group.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish between loneliness and isolation.
  2. Identify the negative impact of loneliness on mental and physical health.
  3. Recognize the prevalence and unique challenges of loneliness for Veterans experiencing homelessness.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.