3 CEU $50
Those affected by chronic illness or disability may experience concerns in areas of life that those not affected by illness/ disability are more likely to take for granted. Although employment discrimination is prohibited in the US, some individuals may be reluctant to disclose their illness or disability to potential employers for fear of being passed over for a position. When a person’s illness/disability is readily visible, that person may become frustrated or discouraged by frequent questions, ignorant statements or expressions of pity. On the other hand, when a person’s disability is not apparent, requests for help may be brushed off or ignored, as others may assume the person to be able-bodied. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to work with those chronic illness to improve their overall mental health. Descriptions and explanations of illness/diseases will be discussed, along with a variety of techniques. Please bring any examples to be included as a part of the discussion.