Date of Paper/Work
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
Type of Paper/Work
Jean M. Birbilis; Consuelo Cavalieri
Disability is a common human experience, and thus clinicians will frequently encounter clients with disabilities. In order meet ethical expectations and practice competently, clinicians need to be prepared to work with persons with disabilities. Competency requires that clinicians develop awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding disability issues. Opportunities to develop competency within graduate training programs in psychology are limited, despite the call for such training and the fact that disability is considered a minority status and included within multicultural competencies. This project offers a one-day training program covering awareness, knowledge, and skills. The curriculum can be divided into three separate modules as well. The ultimate goal of the training is to provide the necessary elements for clinicians to develop a disability-aware practice.
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Heitzman, Angela M., "Disability Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills: Developing Foundational and Functional Competencies Training for Graduate Psychology and Counseling Students" (2015). Professional Psychology Dissertations 2015-. 23.