Dispelling Discomfort with Disability

March 30, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Registration is required. Continuing Education units available (see registration page for details).

About the Workshop

Rebecca Alexander

When a person with a disability passes you on the street, what do you notice? Studies have shown that many people fixate on the disability. In this workshop, social workers will improve their knowledge, confront their discomfort with disability, and strengthen their clinical skills to work more compassionately and effectively.

Columbia School of Social Work and Mailman School of Public Health alumna Rebecca Alexander, LCSW-R, MPH, PLLC (bio) will cover topics to aid practitioners in their work with disabled clients, including the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), how to work appropriately with the deaf and blind communities, media portrayals of disabilities, disability stigmas, the impact of disabilities on families and individual development, and self-awareness of disabilities and biases.

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