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Low Literacy Levels and Therapy:
What You Need to Know (1.5 CE Credits)

Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 6:00 PM EST

Presenter: Lindsey Foss

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Therapist will be able to name three clues that a client may struggle with literacy
  2. Therapist will be able to identify three ways to modify interventions to make them more accessible to those with low literacy skills
  3. Therapist will be able to identify how to increase readability of documents using federal readability guidelines

These webinars offer 1.5 Live Interactive Continued Education Hours

40-50 percent of adults in the USA have basic or low levels of literacy in English. Many have become adept at hiding this from others, but it has a tremendous impact on daily life -- including therapy. When therapy falls flat, sometimes it is due to a mismatch between the interventions and a client's literacy skills.

This workshop will cover how to identify if a client may have low levels of literacy, how to adapt therapeutic paperwork and interventions for clients with low literacy, and how to empower clients in both their mental health and literacy journeys.

 

 (Trainer:  Lindsey Foss is a therapist and private practice owner. She emphasizes a holistic approach to mental health, centered on the premise that complete wellness involves balancing mind, body, spirit, and relationships. Her professional experiences include working in crisis intervention, school-based therapy, and private practice as both a therapist and administrator. Prior to becoming a therapist, Lindsey was an educator. Lindsey has a M.Sc. in couple and family therapy and completed her thesis on the intersection of depression and literacy.)

Learning Objectives:
  1. Therapist will be able to name three clues that a client may struggle with literacy
  2. Therapist will be able to identify three ways to modify interventions to make them more accessible to those with low literacy skills
  3. Therapist will be able to identify how to increase readability of documents using federal readability guidelines
Agenda:

1. Experiential Activity/Introduction to the Challenge- 5 minutes

2. How does literacy impact therapy? - 10

3. Low literacy versus reading disability (defining terms) - 5

4. Research related to literacy and mental health - 5

5. How to identify a client who may have low levels of literacy - 10

6. How to modify for clients with low literacy: readability, normalizing, addressing learning styles, modifying interventions - 25

7. Case Example - 5

8. Putting into practice: Modifying intake form - 15 min

9. Questions - Remaining time

 


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021-3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.