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Courtney Bitz, manager of clinical social work, City of Hope

Courtney Bitz, L.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Director of Clinical Social Work, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Courtney Bitz, LCSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW is the Director of Clinical Social Work and Spiritual Care in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope. Ms. Bitz had strategic leadership in the implementation of the High-Performance Team and Staff Leadership Model for the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.  
Ms. Bitz has been in the field of psycho-oncology for over 18 years specializing in evidence-based intervention modalities, concurrent program development, and organizational development. Ms. Bitz spearheaded the development of the Couples Coping with Cancer Together Program, which provides strength-based education and support to patients diagnosed with cancer and their partners. Couples Coping with Cancer Together Program has garnished international attention and to our knowledge is the only program of its kind in the country.
Ms. Bitz has published in Psycho-Oncology, Oxford University Press and Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. She has presented her work at numerous international and national professional including World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, American Psychosocial Oncology Society National Conferences, Association of Oncology Social Work National Conferences.


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Duarte, CA 91010

Bitz, C, Kent, EE, Clark, K, Loscalzo, M. Couples coping with cancer together: Successful implementation of a caregiver program as standard of care. Psycho‐Oncology. 2020; 1– 8.
Badr, H. Bitz. C. Couples Facing Cancer. Psycho-Oncology 4 ed. New York, NY: Oxford University (2020) (In Press).
Matthew J. Loscalzo, Karen L. Clark, Courtney Bitz, Donald L. Rosenstein, Justin Yopp.  When the Invisible Screen Becomes Visible: Sex and Gender Matters in Biopsychosocial Interventions and Programs.  Gender-oriented Psycho-Oncology Research and Practice. (Kim, Y  Loscalzo M,  Eds), Oxford University Press, in press (Spring 2018) 
S. Dumitra, V. Jones, C. Vito, J. Rodriguez, C. Bitz, E. Polamero, M. Loscalzo, R. Obenchain, L. Kruper, S.G. Warner. Disparities in Managing Emotions when Facing Breast Cancer: Results of Couples Distress Screening. 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kauffmann, R., Bitz, C., Clark, K., Loscalzo, M., Kruper, Laura; Vito, Courtney. Addressing Psychosocial Needs of Partners of Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Program Using Social Workers to Improve Communication and Psychosocial Support.  Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2015
Bitz C., Clark K., Vito C., Kruper L., Ituarte PH., Loscalzo M. Partners' clinic: an innovative gender strengths-based intervention for breast cancer patients and their partners immediately prior to initiating care with their treating physician. Psychooncology 2014.
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