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Event date: 6/7/2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
NASWWA Chapter
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It's Not In Your Head: A Trauma and Social Justice Informed Approach to Chronic Illness Care Webinar (2 CEs)

Time & Location June 7, 9:00 PM – 11:00 AM zoom

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Webinar Description:

Years before "long COVID" was recognized as a life-altering syndrome, debilitating complex chronic illness and pain conditions of unknown or multi-factorial origin have been on the rise. Without the attention, resources, and general acceptance afforded a global pandemic, individuals living with chronic conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS), migraine, endometriosis, vestibular disorders (and many more) have been historically dismissed by medical and mental health providers as "hypochondriacs." This course offers a trauma and social justice-informed framework for providers to learn about "invisible disability," ableism in healthcare and its impact, how life-altering chronic conditions can be traumatizing and re-traumatizing (even if the DSM doesn't agree), and a unique utilization of evidenced-based modalities to restore the mind-body relationship.

This course offers a trauma and social justice-informed framework for providers to learn about "invisible disability," ableism in healthcare and its impact, how life-altering chronic conditions can be traumatizing and re-traumatizing (even if the DSM doesn't agree), and a unique utilization of evidenced-based modalities to restore the mind-body relationship.

Participants will:

  1. Learn a brief history of the ADA and ADAAA that shaped the definition of disability as well as the rights to which all disabled people are entitled in the U.S.
  2. Learn about the concepts of “invisible disability” and ableism and their impact
  3. Learn about how chronic health conditions can be traumatizing, the concept of "enduring somatic threat," and the necessity of ongoing assessment for PTSD and traumatic stress symptoms throughout treatment
  4. Review key tenets of trauma-informed care and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and be able to apply them to chronic illness / invisible disability
  5. Learn a unique combination of evidenced-based modalities to restore the mind-body relationship

Presenter Bio:

Jennifer (Jen) Warner is an Illinois, Washington, Oregon, and New York State licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with advanced training and certification in trauma-informed care and integrative somatic trauma therapy, as well as holistic health and nutrition. She currently specializes in working with individuals living with traumatic stress related to complex chronic illness. Jen is committed to growing understanding of chronic illness as a trauma and the need for implementing trauma-informed care within organizations that serve this population and their caregivers. Born and raised in New York City, Jen has provided direct services to child and adult survivors of interpersonal, community, and inter-generational violence; supervised clinicians and graduate students on the provision of trauma-informed care; and was the crime victim social worker at a level 1 trauma center and the busiest single site emergency room in New York City before moving to the Pacific Northwest where she was a consultant for Trauma Informed Oregon and established private practices in Portland and Seattle. Additionally, Jen created and taught courses on trauma and trauma-informed care at the graduate social work schools of Portland State University and Columbia University. Jen currently lives in Chicago with her wife where she maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice and continues to see clients remotely across the country. Jen is also a person living with invisible disabilities.

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