Neurodiversity - Affirming Mental Health Practices

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Target Audience

Case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

We all have unique brains, each with their own strengths. Since the late 1990s, the term “neurodiverse” has gained traction as a paradigm for understanding atypical brain types as a naturally occurring variant. This 3-hour workshop equips mental health counselors with the knowledge and skills to provide affirming and effective care for neurodiverse clients. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the neurodiversity paradigm, shifting from a deficit-based view to one that recognizes and values neurodivergent strengths and experiences.

Date/Time
Thursday, August 22, 2024
9:00am-12:15pm

Speaker Information
Robert m Cox, EdD LCMHC LCAS
Cox Family Wellness Systems

Webinar Information
This webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page.

Continuing Education Credits include:
(You MUST attend the entire webinar to receive credit)

0.3 CEU
CEUs are expressed in tenths and 0.1 CEU is based off 60 minutes of instruction.

3.00 Contact Hours
1.0 contact hour is based off 60 minutes of instruction.


South Piedmont AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. South Piedmont AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



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Objectives

  • Shift their lens and explore the historical and cultural context of neurodiversity, challenging ableist perspectives and embracing the neurodiversity movement.
  • Understand the range of key neurodivergences and gain knowledge of common neurodivergent conditions like ADHD, autism, and dyslexia by delving into their unique characteristics.
  • Recognize masking and camouflaging, unpacking the phenomenon of masking, where neurodivergent individuals adapt to fit neurotypical expectations, and its impact on mental health.
  • Use trauma and intersectional-informed approaches to counter the heightened vulnerability of neurodivergent individuals to trauma and the role of intersectional identities in shaping experiences.

Contact

Jorge Rudko BTech, CI

Sessions

Aug 22, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Robert Cox EdD LCMHC LCAS CCS NCC
Date(s)
Aug 22, 2024
Time
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Check-In Time
8:45 AM
Location
Webinar
Room
Zoom