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Supporting Clients to Move From Victimhood to Empowerment Through Activism

Virtual
2 CE Hours
Clinical
Free

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Description

This workshop will emphasize the importance of advocacy as a tool to empower parents of children with disabilities. This workshop will provide clinicians with the tools they need to help their clients shift the focus from being a victim of societal barriers and stigmas towards utilizing pain, anger, and grief towards advocacy and social change.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this presentation is for participants to understand better how to best support, advocate for and empower clients who are parents of children with disabilities.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three ways in which a client (s) can experience internalized ableism and feelings of grief and loss

  • Describe two ways in which a clinician can help a client reframe their feelings of helplessness into motivation for activism

  • Identify two ways to help clients use activism as an ongoing coping mechanism

Introductory
Clinical
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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-0220.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

Psychologists

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
TPN.health and these educators have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • 10 Minute Break
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  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
Iris Mehler, MS, CRC

Iris Mehler has 25 years of professional experience and 15 years of personal experience as a parent and advocate, breaking down barriers and advocating for equality. In her previous life, she completed a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a post-graduate certification in Assistive Technologies. Iris also holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Developmental Education. She focused on alternative learning methods while teaching in Tel Aviv, Israel, and San Diego, CA, child development centers. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and currently manages a team of 14 (professionals and paraprofessionals) in her daughter’s home-based, interdisciplinary rehab team. Iris has worked extensively with people with disabilities as a career counselor through individual counseling and leading support groups. In addition to supporting families with communication challenges, Iris provides individual support to families in crisis after a new diagnosis and consults businesses and organizations on creating barrier-free and inclusive environments.

Alma Schneider, LCSW

Alma Schneider is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over three decades of practice under her belt. She is a mother of four children, one of whom has Prader-Willi Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and unbeatable charm and good looks. In 2010, Alma created the Montclair Friday Group, a free support and social policy group assisting hundreds of NJ parents in navigating schools, family life, and society while raising children with disabilities. In 2021, Alma was asked to be on the People with Disabilities Advisory Committee of the town council of Montclair, NJ, to assist in making the town more inclusive and accessible. In 2022, Alma co-founded 1in6 Consulting to assist companies and organizations in becoming more supportive and inclusive of employees who are caregivers of children with disabilities.

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