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Disability, Diversity, and Difference (4 CE credits)

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5130 E Clinton Way

Fresno, CA 93727

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Very few graduate programs in clinical, counseling, or family psychology include disability in the required curriculum. Yet approximately 20% of individuals and 50% of all families are affected by disability. Optimal care includes an empowering approach to disability, one that includes the personal, interpersonal, and sociopolitical aspects of living with a disability. Psychology tends to pathologize disability as a deficit, and does not adequately address the profound interpersonal and socioeconomic effects of disability.

This cutting edge workshop addresses several core concepts to help clinicians be more culturally appropriate, effective, and empowering with clients with disabilities. Topics include able-bodied privilege; three models of disability; intersectionality; the types, frequency and bothersomeness of microaggressions; and disability affirmative therapy. Diversity and intersectionality will include disability in the context of gender, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Speaker:

Rhoda Olkin, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. She specializes in disability and health psychology and has presented and published extensively on the topic. Her most recent book, Disability-Affirmative Therapy, provides a roadmap for working effectively and competently with individuals with disabilities and their families. She is a licensed psychologist and has done therapy and expert witness work for more than 30 years.

Date/Time: Oct 27, 2017 (Friday), 1 – 5 pm

Location: Auditorium at Alliant International University, 5130 E Clinton Way, Fresno, CA 93727

Registration:
Professionals claiming CEUs: $ 60
Professionals not claiming CEUs: $ 40
Alliant Alumni: $ 30
Alliant Students/Staff/Faculty: Free

**No one will be turned away due to lack of funding so please register.

This workshop will be of particular interest to mental health providers and disability-rights advocates, but all are welcome!

Method of Presentation:
The presentation will include PowerPoint handouts, lecture, case examples, discussion, video, experiential exercise, and questions/answers.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to

1) State one benefit and one drawback of each model of disability.
2) List two frequent microaggressions.
3) State two ways that disability-affirmative therapy can empower clients.

Schedule:

1:00 – 2:00
Able-bodied privilege
Relevant laws
Sitting/Standing Exercise

2:00 – 2:50
Concepts:
> About disability segregation
> Distributive justice (vs social justice)
Clinical case

2:50—3:05
Break

3:05 – 4:00
Disability-Affirmative Therapy I – V

4:00 – 5:00
Disability-Affirmative Therapy VI – IX
Putting everything together

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and I-MERIT at Alliant International University, Fresno.

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).

If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Adam Kasarda at akasarda@alliant.edu or (858) 635-4471. Please direct all other questions to the event coordinator, Ya-Shu Liang, PhD, at yliang@alliant.edu.

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