Clinical Considerations When Working with People with Disabilities and Their Families:
A Disability Culture Perspective
With Megan Carlos, PhD & Beth Smith, MA, LCSW
Saturday June 27, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
ACPA Members: FREE
Non-members: $100 / Non-ACPA with Student ID: $25
All fees credited toward ACPA membership dues for those who join ACPA at the event.
4 CE Credits Available (With $10 fee, payable to CPA)
PLEASE RSVP and direct questions to Sarah Sloan at sarahsloan02@ yahoo.com
This course will provide an introduction, through the lens of disability culture, to clinical considerations when working with people with disabilities and their families in assessment and treatment. We will explore what disability culture includes, multiple models through which disability is viewed and their implications for health service providers, common experiences of people with disabilities and their families, and the intersection of disability with other identities. We will discuss how these issues arise in the provision of psychological services, and how the way in which in the therapist holds these experiences influences client well being and success. We will utilize a combination of lecture, clinical case examples, and discussion as our primary teaching methods.
About the Presenters:
Beth Smith LCSW, MA has a background in Clinical Social Work, Early Childhood Development and Child Life. Currently, she is a Clinical Supervisor at Through the Looking Glass in Berkeley.
Megan Carlos, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology.