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Neurodivergent Affirming Care: A Paradigm Shift in Clinical Practice

May 01, 2024

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Neurodivergent Affirming Care: A Paradigm Shift in Clinical Practice

August 9, 2024
12:00-2:00pm
2.0 CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC
$20 for CEUs, $10 for no CEUs

This presentation introduces the concept of neurodivergent-affirming care as a pivotal approach in clinical settings, aiming to foster inclusivity, accessibility, and effectiveness in supporting neurodivergent individuals. By prioritizing understanding and respect for neurodivergent experiences, this framework moves beyond traditional care models to embrace a practice that recognizes the unique strengths and challenges of neurodivergent individuals. The session is designed to equip social work practitioners with the necessary insights and tools to adopt neurodivergent-affirming care within their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate the core principles of neurodivergent affirming care
  2. Incorporating new methods of service delivery to better serve neurodivergent individuals
  3. Identify specific strategies and techniques for implementing neurodivergent affirming care within their clinical settings

Registration Options:

If you do NOT need CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC, register via the link below:

NON-CEU REGISTRATION

If you DO need CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC, register via the link below:

CEU REGISTRATION

Workshop Presenter

headshot of Brooke Garren

Brooke Garren (she, her, hers) is an AuDHD (Autism and ADHD) and dyslexic Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to treating individuals, couples and families navigating neurological differences. Brooke believes the dominant approach to ND (neurodivergent) care in schools and therapeutic approaches are at odds with ND affirming care and fails to understand the complexity of the individual and their unique differences. To mitigate this, Brooke founded Uniquely You Behavioral Health a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on using a developmental approach to ND care. Brooke received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

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