Workshop presented by the UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services and Greensboro AHEC to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge they can use to provide more informed and effective person-centered care for persons with disabilities.
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Individuals with disabilities have unique cultural and psychosocial experiences that impact functioning, quality of life, and full participation in medical, rehabilitation, and mental health treatment.
Healthcare professionals can improve clinical and life outcomes for persons with disabilities by incorporating these unique psychosocial and cultural factors into their assessment and treatment process. Traditionally, however, medical, mental health, and related healthcare professionals with knowledge, understanding, and expertise in working with people with disabilities and their caregivers and families can be difficult to find.
The purpose of this workshop will be to provide healthcare professionals – physicians, nurses, OTs, PTs, SLPs, recreational therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors, certified rehabilitation counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and others – with the knowledge they can use to provide more informed and effective person-centered care for persons with disabilities.
Cultural and psychosocial aspects of disability
- Psychosocial assessment needs of persons with disability in the treatment process.
- Common challenges for individuals with disabilities AND providing person-centered treatments
- Common developmental and acquired disabilities
- Common psychological themes and mental health issues
- Cultural factors & the disability experience: Race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, & socio-economic background
Event and Registration Details:
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Location: Virtual Webinar
Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, NC Psychology (category A) CE, NBCC, NCBPTE, Contact Hours, and CEUs
Welcome and opening remarks; Intro of Dr. Mona
Disability Diversity: The missing discourse in healthcare assessment and treatment
(Dr. Linda Mona, PhD, LP)
Dr. Elizabeth Barton, MD & Dr. Peter Duquette, PhD, ABPP-CN (10:05-10:35)
- Medical overview of common developmental disabilities
Dr. Kaila Yeste, DO (10:35-11:05)
- Medical overview of common disabilities acquired during adulthood
[Break 10 mins]
11:15 – 12:15
- Psychological Aspects of Living with Disability (Dr. Karla Thompson, PhD, LP)
12:15 – 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 – 1:45
- Community Engagement & Psychosocial Aspects of Living with Disability (Dr. Blaise Morrison, PhD, LP, CRC, LPC & Mr. Lee James, MS, LPC)
1:45 – 2:45
- Person-Centered, Disability Affirmative Treatment Strategies and Assessment Practices (Dr. Blaise Morrison, PhD, LP, CRC, LPC & Mr. Lee James, MS, LPC)
[Break 15 mins]
Intro for Dr. Houtrow
Cultural aspects of Disability, health inequities, and intersection of identities
(Dr. Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH)
Discussion and closing remarks
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