When it comes to disabilities, most therapists unintentionally get it wrong.
Not talking with clients in wheelchairs about mobility issues... failing to appreciate the hidden impairments of stroke survivors or individuals with diabetes complications... making assumptions about blindness or multiple sclerosis...
In cross-cultural therapy between an able-bodied therapist and a client with a disability, there is a tendency to either over-inflate or underestimate the role of the disability in the client’s struggles...
...leading clients to feel further marginalized and misunderstood.
These errors are costly therapeutic mistakes that can cause early drop-out or poor outcomes.
Become a disability-affirmative therapist and leave behind feelings of doubt and discomfort about how to work effectively with clients with disabilities. Rhoda Olkin, PhD, developer of Disability-Affirmative Therapy – and a clinician, professor, researcher, and author with lived experience with disability – will give you a comprehensive template that will allow you to:
The skills you’ll learn can easily be incorporated into your existing therapy modalities with individuals and couples. This training was designed to be useful for all therapists.
Purchase today to ensure your clients with disabilities receive culturally-competent care!
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Rhoda Olkin, PhD, is a distinguished professor at the California School of Professional Psychology. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been teaching and researching about disability for over 30 years and had a clinical practice working with clients with chronic conditions or disabilities. She is the author of the well-received What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability; Disability-Affirmative Therapy: A Case Formulation Template for Your Clients with Disabilities; and Teaching Disability: Practical Activities for In-class and Homework.
Dr. Olkin is a polio survivor and mother of two.
Access never expires for this product.
Core Concepts in Disability Studies
What Therapists Need to Know
How to Provide Culturally Competent Care
Bringing It All Together
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