Improving Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes Using Intersectionality and Diversity Mindset
August 15 - 17, 2022

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Registration Status: CLOSED
Registration Ends: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Description:  Historically vocational rehabilitation counselors have been proficient at focusing on each client's worldview related to their disabilities. How are we addressing the variety of other identities that clients have? In 1989 the word intersectionality was used by Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss how black women's employment experiences were affected by the ways in which gender and race interact. Similarly, vocational rehabilitation counselors need to consider how each client's intersecting identities are affecting their vocational success. In the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC; Ratts et al., 2015), before client worldview comes counselor self-awareness. By exploring our own beliefs and values first, we are better prepared to work with each client and their intersecting identities. This presentation will provide space for self-exploration, opportunities for increased self-awareness, discussions and application of the MSJCC and conceptual framework, and action steps that can be taken to improve our work with clients.

Date: August 15, 16, 17, 2022

Time: 10 am - 11 am CST

Cost: $199 each

CRCC: 3 General Hours

Presenter:  Dana Cea, she/her or they/them

Dana Cea, is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a mental health professional, a survivor of suicide loss, and an adjunct professor. She enjoys working with folx with disabilities, gender identity exploration, neurodiversity, and suicide loss. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs. Contact her at ccbetterworks.us.Bio: Dana M. Cea, pronouns she/her or they/them, is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a mental health professional, a survivor of suicide loss, and an adjunct professor. She enjoys working with folks with disabilities, gender identity exploration, neurodiversity, and suicide loss. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs. Contact her at ccbetterworks.us.


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