This webinar will explore the historical context of disability within society, highlighting the role that ableism plays in shaping clinical practice. Attendees will reflectively examine internalized messages and potential implicit biases formed around people with disabilities. Importantly, attendees will engage in methods of learning and unlearning with a particular focus on engaging in disability-responsive practices in their spheres of influence. Ultimately, this workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of ways to serve interabled relationships in a disability-responsive manner.
- Attendees will develop an understanding of ableism within counseling in serving people with disabilities.
- Attendees will discuss their understanding and limitations of serving people with disabilities.
- Attendees will be able to utilize disability-responsive practices to enhance their service delivery to interabled relationships.
- Attendees will be able to demonstrate a reflective understanding of the ways they contribute to ableist practices.
(5 min) Welcome and Introduction to the Speaker
(5 min) Assessment of Workshop Attendees’ Experience Level/Competency
(15 min) Establish safety with attendees about content and difficulty with ableism
(15 min) Review of History of Disabled Community in the US
(45 min) Discussing disability-responsive practices in marriage and family work
(20 min) Identifying practices attendees can unlearn and relearn that is disability responsive
(10 min) Questions
Jose “Joey” Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. (pronouns: he, him, his) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the College of Education at UCCS. He completed his PhD in counseling at the University of North Texas with a focus on marriage and family therapy. His research focuses on culturally and disability-responsive care across the lifespan for people with disabilities, interabled couples in couple counseling, and bilingual counselor training and supervision. Jose is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, National Certified Counselor, Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapy-Supervisor. He has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and has served clients (individuals, couples, families, children) in public and private rehabilitation settings as well as, in private and community practice. He serves clients across the lifespan with a special focus on disability in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
NBCC and AASECT CEs are available. This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists [AASECT] and is approved for 2 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.