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Presented by The UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services and Greensboro AHEC

Individuals with disabilities have unique cultural and psychosocial experiences that impact functioning, quality of life, and full participation in medical, rehabilitation, and mental health treatment.

Healthcare professionals can improve clinical and life outcomes for persons with disabilities by incorporating these unique psychosocial and cultural factors into their assessment and treatment process. Traditionally, however, medical, mental health, and related healthcare professionals with knowledge, understanding, and expertise in working with people with disabilities and their caregivers and families can be difficult to find.

The purpose of this workshop will be to provide healthcare professionals – physicians, nurses, OTs, PTs, SLPs, recreational therapists, licensed clinical mental health counselors, certified rehabilitation counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and others – with the knowledge they can use to provide more informed and effective person-centered care for persons with disabilities.


Topics covered:

Cultural and psychosocial aspects of disability

  • Psychosocial assessment needs of persons with disability in the treatment process.
  • Common challenges for individuals with disabilities AND providing person-centered treatments
  • Common developmental and acquired disabilities
  • Common psychological themes and mental health issues
  • Cultural factors & the disability experience: Race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, & socio-economic background


Event and Registration Details:

Date: Friday, August 6, 2021

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: Virtual Webinar

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, NC Psychology (category A) CE, NBCC, NCBPTE, Contact Hours, and CEUs


Early bird rate (until 5/31/2021) is:

Therapists, Nurses, Allied Health, and other healthcare professionals Early Bird Rate: $70.00

Physician Early Bird Rate: $100.00

Fellows, Residents, and Students Early Bird Rate: $35.00

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