Unique Issues in Counseling People with Disabilities

3 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Friday, January 14, 2022
9 am – 12:15 pm Pacific / 12-3:15 pm Eastern
Presenter: Alison Freeman, PhD

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Fee $69.00

This webinar satisfies requirements for Live CE credits for all professions.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be available to view at your convenience.  CE credits (though not Live) will be provided after completing the posttest and evaluation.

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The topic of disability in any discussion of diversity is one that is often fraught with discomfort and awkwardness in clinical settings.  Typical responses including minimizing or overestimating the disability is a frequent but unwitting intervention.  This general training aims to promote awareness and understanding of the unique needs and experiences in working with clients with disabilities.

Four sections will be addressed: the first section provides statistics and demographics of the various disabilities and will focus on the discrimination, marginalization and stigmatization as a result of limited access of culturally competent mental health services.  The second, third and fourth sections will address the specific issues in working with people with vision loss, hearing loss and/or ambulatory disabilities.  There will be several videos to engender a deeper understanding in facilitating a greater sense of comfort.

For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

 

Freeman headshotAlison Freeman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who works half time at California State University at Northridge with hearing, hard of hearing and deaf students. She has had a severe hearing loss since early childhood and has developed mental health service programs in several counties in Northern and Southern California.  She completed  her post-doctorate fellowship at University of California San Francisco  Center on Deafness. She also has a private practice providing psychotherapy, assessment, consultation and expert witness services. She is  passionate about her work as a psychologist and is honored to be a role model for others, as she wished she had had as a child.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Discuss the discrimination, marginalization and stigmatization experienced by people with disabilities
  • Describe the unique aspects of culture, identity and diversity in the physically disabled community.
  • Select clinically appropriate communication tools and resources
  • Identify common mistakes in working with clients with disability

Outline

  1. Demographics and Statistics of various disability groups
  2. Discrimination, marginalization and stigmatization of people with disabilities.
  3. Importance of considering the intersectionality of additional cultural, racial, sexual/gender and religious identities
  4. Incidence of Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
  5. Perspective of Disability Affirmative Therapy model
  6. Types of Vision Loss, Hearing Loss and Ambulatory/Mobility Disabilities
  7. Clinically appropriate modifications of accessibility and communication
  8. Clinical treatment guidelines and ethical considerations
  9. Summary, Resources and Tools
  10. Q and A

Webinar interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time. 

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom that you must use to access  the live webinar from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device. The webinar will open 10 minutes prior to start time. It is recommended that you join early to give yourself time to troubleshoot potential connection problems.

Fee $69

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: Shortly after the end of the webinar,  a link will be sent to the email address you used to register.  This link  directs you to a site where you can add the webinar course to your Zur Institute account (if you do not have an account, instructions will be provided on how to create one).  After adding the course, you will be able to view the webinar recording and handouts, complete the posttest and evaluation, and download your CE certificate.  For those wanting to review the recording of the webinar, it will be available within  five days of the webinar.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over.  You have 3 years to complete a home-study course.

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states. Each state has its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Live CEs will be available for all professions.

CE credits for psychologists will be provided by Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy who is co-sponsoring this webinar. Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy is approved to provide Live CE credits by the American Psychological Association.  

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.  (this remains for webinars co-sponsored by Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy, but none of the others, including this one)

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

New York Licensed Psychoanalysts (LPsyAns): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0049.

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New York Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs): Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0007.

Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for these courses. ACE provider approval period: 6/1/2021-6/1/2024.

 

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