Neuro-Oncology Social Work NavigatorBrain Tumor Network
Alexandra Berkovits, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. With nearly a decade of experience as a Medical Social Worker at the Mayo Clinic, Alexandra specialized in oncology, solid organ transplant, and teaching caregiver education classes. Currently, she serves as a Neuro-Oncology Social Work Navigator at the Brain Tumor Network, a national non-profit organization dedicated to navigating patients and families through a primary brain tumor diagnosis. In addition, Alexandra plays a crucial role as a co-facilitator, supporting her local patients and caregivers at the in-person Brain Tumor Support Group of Northeast Florida. Her personal caregiving experience for her mother with a challenging, life-limiting diagnosis motivated her to pursue a career in Social Work.
Alexandra will be talking about the different ways to prepare for appointments (organizational tools), understanding transitions in care, advance care planning, planning for breaks/respite/asking for help, crisis management, etc. When caregivers prepare for what they can actually control, it takes some pressure off and alleviates fear and anxiety.