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Modifying Social Work Practices for Neurodiverse Operating Systems

December 5 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Neurodivergent clients use different ‘operating systems’ to perceive and communicate in the world. Typical therapeutic modalities may not recognize or factor in these differences in the neuroatypical brain and central nervous system. Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as an example, this webinar presents a modified model of emotional regulation (adapted from Marsha Linehan’s work) and modified interventions for self-regulation. Participants will leave this webinar with a new tool for assessing and working with neurodivergence. They will be able to transfer their understanding of neurodiverse-affirming practices to other areas of practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the meaning of neurodiversity and neurodiverse-affirming social work practice
    -Use NDOS tool to describe social, emotional, mental, sensory and physical domains of ND
  • Use modified DBT emotional regulation model to intervene more effectively with ND clients
  • Apply improved understanding of neurodiversity in social work assessments, interventions, and policies
Free – $20