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History of Deinstitutionalization

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

$250

6 continuing education credit available for NYS LMHCs, LCSWs, and LMSWs upon completion of this 6 hour training.

Course Description :

History of Deinstitutionalization will provide participants the history of disability rights, the disability rights movement, and the deinstitutionalization movement in the United States and each movement’s tie to the civil rights movement. The participants will gain a thorough understanding of the historical events, influential figures, and policies that have shaped the disability rights movement and contributed to the advancement of disability rights and inclusion. The course will also examine the effects of deinstitutionalization and the impact of the closure of institutional settings on people with disabilities. Participants will gain knowledge of the historical challenges individuals with disabilities have faced and what challenges remain in the present day.

Objectives of the Course :

  1. Mental health practitioners to gain multicultural disability competence (MDC).
  2. Understand the historical and social contexts that have shaped the disability rights movement and deinstitutionalization movement and how these movements contributed to the advancement of disability rights and inclusion.
  3. Understand technology’s impact on individuals with disabilities within a mental health environment. 
  4. Identify key players in the Disability Rights Movement and the Deinstitutionalization Movement and their contributions to the movement.
  5. Understand the impact of the Disability Rights Movement and the Deinstitutionalization Movement on the mental health field.
  6. Evaluate the impact of deinstitutionalization on people with disabilities, including the closure of institutional settings and the challenges faced by individuals in transitioning to community-based living.
  7. Identify current issues facing the disability community and ways to support individuals with disabilities in mental health care.

Presented by

Dr. Sharon McLennon Wier, Ph.D., MSEd., CRC, LMHC

Executive Director of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York,

 Professor, Mental Health Provider, External Disability Panel Reviewer and Life Long Disability Rights Advocate!

 

This course will be held from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break and two 15-minute breaks throughout the day and will be offered both in person at 1010 Avenue Of The Americas, Suite 301, New York, NY 10018 (Located on the corner of 6th avenue and 38th street) or via Zoom.

We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at info@cidny.org

Courses are not eligible for refund. 

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) 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-0768.

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY 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-0286.

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$250
Event Category:

Organizer

Ann DeAngelis
Email:
adeangelis@cidny.org

Venue

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
1010 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018 United States
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