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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Group 6: Bringing Positive Psychology, Cultural Competence and Person-Centered Thinking to Life for People with Co-occurring IDD and Mental Health Issues

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Presenter

Diane Jacobstein, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, UCEDD

Description

This session from the Mental Health SIG will explore the convergence of Positive Psychology, cultural and linguistic competence, and Person-Centered Thinking in practical applications to support people with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. The session will feature approaches that shift focus from deficits to strengths and improve quality of life, strategies for deepening attention to culture and language, and practices to increase alignment of system structures.

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