WMHCA: Supervision Strategies to Intervene and Communicate around Neurodiversity

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1 CE Recorded: January, 2024

We will explore a variety of supervision strategies to intervene and communicate around Neurodiversity. Lasting positive outcomes are rooted in changing how we think about pathology with Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation. This is an exploration of how we can enhance sustainability in the field, supervision, and practice with specific strategies to intervene and communicate with people experiencing neurodiverse crises. This includes strategies to enhance outcomes for those struggling with what we call psychosis, extreme moods, or other altered states of experience.


After taking part in this training, participants will be able to:

Enhance Sustainability in the field with supervision that embraces neuro-diversity and specific strategies to engage and intervene with neuro-divergent crisis which includes what we call psychosis, extreme moods, or altered states of experience.

**Outline: **

1- Connect to Find Strength Understanding Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation of neurodiversity and the implications of it for Sustainability in the mental health field. A- Thinking outside the box B- Engaging Purpose and meaning C- Connecting with Values D- Infusing Faith and Hope E- Taking Action

2- Navigating in Tight Places and Dark Spaces by Connecting for Engagement.- Navigating common threads found in the Therapeutic Milieu, Sanctuary or Engagement Models, Trauma Informed Care, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Followed by an exploration of specific communication strategies and interventions to support people experiencing neurodiverse crisis or what we often call psychosis, extreme moods, or other altered states of experience.

EPDC CE Hours: 1
Presenter: Teresa Kirchner, LICSW

Teresa has worked over 25 years in residential treatment, case management, mental health court, shelters, and many community mental health programs. Since 2006 she has worked on two in patient psychiatric units and as team lead for a partial hospitalization program. Collaborating in creative ways to identify individualized strategies to navigate interpersonal conflict, internal conflict, and the impact of trauma for lasting outcomes has been a large part of her work with individuals and families. She enjoys teaching about interpersonal neurobiology, neurodiversity, and utilizing a wide variety of therapies in her practice. Teresa volunteered for 10 years on the Board of Directors for Peer Services at CVAB, and the last 5 years she has been volunteering as a group facilitator for the Hearing Voices Network. She is a strong advocate for peer-driven services. She has also been providing supervision to social workers since 2017, and continues to enjoy teaching and learning while providing group and individual clinical supervision in her current practice.