Psycho-Oncology Education & Training Institute

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Psycho-Oncology Education & Training Institute is led by faculty members in our Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a global leader in evidence-based medicine in oncology and the original home to this psychiatry subspecialty in cancer.

The institute’s goal is to expand training opportunities in psycho-oncology for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers in the oncology setting. CME courses are taught by MSK faculty and open to enrollment by non-MSK providers.


Director and Chairman

Faculty Steering Committee

Behavioral Sciences Service

Psychiatry Service


  • Kevin Browne
  • Hrafn Oli Sigurddsson
  • Nessa Colle

Social Work

Integrative Medicine

Ethics & Survivorship

We offer daylong and half-day courses at state-of-the art teaching facilities in Manhattan. 

Training Topics

  • Meaning Centered Psychotherapy
  • CBT in a Cancer Center
  • Tobacco Cessation Interventions
  • Management of Delirium and Depression
  • Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Caregivers
  • Communication Skills
  • Psycho-pharmacology
  • Families and Pediatrics – Parents/Children
  • Bereavement
  • Survivorship

Scheduled CME Courses

Resources for Participants