Physical Disabilities and Mental Health

Date: Wednesday February 26, 2020

10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Tiffany Chhuom
Webinar Id: 801940


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One Attendee
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Live + Recorded
$269 $318  
One Attendee
Live + Recorded
$599 $678  
Unlimited Attendees ?


This webinar offers guidance to better understand definitions of disability, appropriate language to use with this population, why some disabilities present challenges that others do not, and ways to respond to clients facing these challenges.

With this basic overview, webinar attendees will feel more competent working with individuals who have disabilities and will be more aware of the areas where they need more training. One area of importance that will be discussed but will require additional training is the need for some clients to get an accommodation letter from a professional.

There are times when mental health professionals can provide this as a service, but there are also times when this request is best fulfilled by a medical professional instead.

Why you should Attend:

  • A brief review of definitions of disability
  • Person-first language appropriate to use with this population
  • Fundamentals of disability advocacy
  • Education on how to make your office space more welcoming to people with physical disabilities
  • Unique challenges that individuals face with mobility impairments, neurological issues, and chronic pain
  • Examples of common microaggressions
  • Ways to respond when one is the recipient, bystander, or originator of these microaggressions
  • Guidance for workplace and school accommodations
  • Recommendations to build additional competencies in disability and mental health

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Definition of Disability
  • Different Types of Disability (e.g. visible vs. invisible)
  • Challenges Faced by Clients with Visible Disabilities
  • Challenges Faced by Clients with Invisible Disabilities
  • Disability Advocacy in the Workplace and School Settings
  • Making Mental Health Professionals' Offices Accessible and Welcoming to Individuals with Disabilities
  • Workplace and School Accommodation Letters
  • Person-first Language for Disability
  • Microaggressions and Disability
  • Intersectionality and Disability
  • Future Needs to Build Competency

Who Will Benefit:
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Peer Advocates and Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals
  • Practice Managers
  • Healthcare Counsel/Lawyer
  • Office Manager
  • Front Desk Personnel
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Program Managers

Speaker Profile
Tiffany Chhuom, MSW, MPH, CDP-T, LSWAIC is the owner of EthTech, a healthcare consulting and training firm for the Digital Era, and Lucy in the Sky Therapy, an on-line private practice for neurodiverse adults. With 18 years of experience in healthcare, she holds four degrees in four disciplines from the University of Washington producing notable achievements in practice, policy, research and administration across the Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Child Welfare sectors. She has lead large projects across the country in behavioral and medical research while also fine tuning her craft as a trauma and addiction therapist.

Special populations near and dear to her heart include veterans, injection drug users, people living with HIV, survivors of sexual violence, and gifted adults with co-occurring ADHD. Mrs. Chhuom is a long-time mentor and applauded speaker, creating new opportunities to advance course offerings and continuing education on telemental health ethics and digital marketing for providers and healthcare partners.

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