Social Workers with Chronic Illness /Disabilities: Issues in Policy, Supervision, and Clinical Practice

Friday, October 19, 2007
9:00 am et - 4:00 pm et
Location: Brookline, MA

Presented by the NASW Social Workers Concerned with Disability / Chronic Illness Committee.

Brookline Holiday Inn
200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

The conference will feature morning speakers and guided break-out sessions in the afternoon.  Topics to be covered will include issues of stigma, challenges in supervision, the impact of disability on the individual practitioner, clinical practice and practice management issues, and strategies for successful inclusion and productivity.

Social workers with and without chronic illness/disability and supervisors are encouraged to attend. This conference is expected to provide both a foundation for understanding and appreciating colleagues with disabilities as well as information on including and successfully accommodating professionals with disabilities in the workplace.

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  1. Increase their awareness of disability issues for professional social workers;
  2. Understand strategies for supervision and support of social workers with disabilities/chronic illness;
  3. Identify what every social worker needs to know in making accommodations for professionals with disabilities/chronic illness.

Approved for 5.5 CE hours for Social Work.

To register, visit the Social Workers with Chronic Illness/Disabilities webpage.