Part 2: Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC - Rehabilitation Counselor, University of Washington Medical Center
Part 3: Tracy Tyson Miller, Esq. - Social Security Disability Attorney
Name at least two symptoms that are predictive of poor vocational performance or leaving the workplace.
Describe recommendations for when and how to disclose a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis to an employer.
Identify at least one strategy for supporting a patient who is applying for social security disability or long-term disability.
Some are obvious reasons - symptoms of the disease such as cognitive change, fatigue, or mobility challenge directly impact vocational performance.
However, many individuals with MS cite more subtle and difficult workplace barriers as reasons for leaving their jobs. Some of these include bias or outright prejudice on the part of management or coworkers, a lack of knowledge or access to workplace accommodations, or a lack of flexibility in accommodating changing MS symptoms and medical appointments. This three-part podcast course will help you guide your patients through a tricky maze of employment issues - from the time they are diagnosed with MS to deciding to leave the workforce.
In the first part, we'll look at ways to retrain or obtain a job that is flexible and can accommodate your patient's problems - as well as how to assist your patients through their fear of trying something new.
In part two, we'll discuss diagnosis disclosure in the workplace, as well as when and how to request accommodations with an MS specialty vocational counselor.
In part three, we'll go over applying for SSDI disability benefits with a lawyer. She will walk you through the process as well as how to assist your patients in planning for an application and appeals procedure. She also explains how to help your patients obtain letters of support or prepare their medical records for evaluation.
This course will help you become more knowledgeable about the employment challenges that your patients with MS face, as well as give you some practical tools to assist them through these tough transitions.
Course Introduction & InstructionsFREE PREVIEW
Employment & Disability - Part 1 of 3 - Helping your patients to retrain or find a more flexible careerFREE PREVIEW
Employment & Disability Part 2 of 3 - Guiding your patients through the process of applying for disabilityFREE PREVIEW
Employment & Disability Part 3 of 3 - Pros and cons of diagnosis disclosure, and helping your patients request workplace accommodationsFREE PREVIEW
Employment & Disability - Post-test
Employment & Disability - Course Evaluation
BONUS: Employment & Disability Resource Page for Your Clinical Practice
About this course
Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credit.
ENROLL in this course and create an Empathy account
COMPLETE COURSE CONTENT in one of 3 ways:
• Listen to the corresponding course podcast by streaming it on the webpage, downloading the audio file, or listening to it on your favorite podcast provider.
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• Watch podcast video on YouTube
TAKE THE POST-TEST assessment and achieve a passing grade of at least 75%
Complete the COURSE EVALUATION
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This course is intended for psychologists and social workers.
It is also appropriate for mental health counselors and therapists.
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