Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in the Workplace

Presented by Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD, Erika L. Liljedahl, Psy.D., and Kate Tshikalu-John, M.A.

Modules 1-3 are offered On demand- available starting February 10, 2023

Module 4 will be live through Zoom on February 24, 2023

10:30-11:30am U.S Pacific Time/ 12:30-1:30pm U.S Central Time/ 1:30-2:30pm U.S Eastern Time

(Module 4 will be available on demand after February 24, 2023)

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 4.0 CEs for Psychologists, 4.0 IL CEUS for Counselors and Social Workers,  4.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, 4 4.0 SHRM PDCs for Human Resource Professionals, or 4.0 NBCC Clock Hours for National Board Counselors

Program Description:

This program provides an intermediate level overview and reflective journey in understanding individuals with disabilities in the workplace and application with diverse clientele. Cultural and contextual examples will be explored and discussed throughout this program. The four program topics are:

Module 1: Background and Rationale

In this module, participants will learn the reasoning for advocating for people with disabilities, which includes but is not limited to trends in income, inclusion, and discrimination. The session will also address why consulting with employers is crucial for supporting individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Module 2: Considerations in the Workplace

In this module, participants will be able to describe what variables employers need to consider for the workplace, such as the reasoning for standardized and inclusive accommodations, as well as accessibility clauses in job descriptions in order to attract, hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Laws within the United States and globally that are applicable to hiring individuals with disabilities will be presented and some case examples will be shared. Participants will also be presented with differences between diversity and Equal Opportunity in order to deepen participant understanding of what authentic inclusion looks like.

Module 3: Strategies in the Workplace

In this module, participants will learn specific strategies to assist in the retention of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. The facilitators will present scientific literature applicable to people with specific disabilities.

Module 4: Coming Together, Sharing, and Next Steps

In this module, participants will process and present actions that they may take at their workplace to support employers hire and retention of individuals with disabilities. This is a live session where the facilitators will lead conversations with the participants.

Program Objectives:

Module #1 Background and Rationale 

  • Participants will be able to explain the background and rationale for advocacy for individuals with disabilities in the workplace. 

Module #2 Considerations in the Workplace 

  • Participants will be able to describe what variables employers need to consider for the workplace (e.g., reasoning for standardized and inclusive accommodations, accessibility clauses in job descriptions). 
  • Participants will be able to identify the laws pertaining to hiring people with disabilities. 
  • Participants will be able to describe the differences between diversity and Equal Opportunity. 

 Module #3 Strategies for specific disabilities 

  • Participants will be able to identify and apply strategies to assist in the retention of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. 
  • Participants will be able to develop next steps in using DEI concepts in their roles in the workplace. 

 Module #4 Coming Together, Sharing and Next Steps 

  • Participants will be able to discuss and apply Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) concepts to the workplace.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education standard 1.2: : Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that influence psychological practice, education, or research.

This program meets APA’s continuing education goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

Workshop Schedule (Shown in U.S Central Time):

Modules 1-3- On demand

Module 4- Live on February 24, 2023 (to be added to on demand after)

Start Time: 12: 30pm U.S Central Time

End Time: 1:30pm U.S Central Time

Registration and Fees:

Community members: $100

TCSPP Faculty, Staff, & Alumni: $75*

 Students: $50*

(*please email officeofce@thechicagoschool.edu from your student account for discount code)

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

References:

Sharma, A. (2016). Managing diversity and equality in the workplace. Cogent Business & Management, 3, 1 -14. DOI: 10.1080/23311975.2016.1212682 

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2021). Sustainable development: The 17 goals. https://sdgs.un.org/goals 

Vaughn, L. (2019). Psychology and culture: Thinking, feeling and behaving in a global context (2nd ed.). Routledge. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, University faculty and students. 

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to OfficeofCE@thechicagoschool.edu. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 3.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Human Resource Professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 Professional Development Credits for Human Resource Professionals. 

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content./TC