Victoria Leff, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C

Portrait of Vickie Leff.

Vickie Leff is a Palliative Care Consultant and an Adjunct Instructor at the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill. Recently she served as the Executive Director of Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) and prior to that as the Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Care and Hospice Social Work Certification (APHSW) board, an organization that oversees the implementation and administration of this evidence-based certification. With over thirty-five years of clinical practice experience in oncology, palliative care and hospice, Vickie presents on topics such as moral distress and resilience to several national educational organizations and institutions.

Vickie’s work has been published in Health Affairs, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM), Journal of Palliative Medicine and other journals with a focus on moral distress and resilience. She is on the editorial board of Social Work in Health Care Journal. She is an editor of the book Mirrors & Windows: Reflections of the Journey in Serious Illness Practice and co-author of Helping Children Cope when Someone they Love has a Serious Illness. Vickie earned her Master of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work.