James Madison University

CVCA Presents Fall 2011 Workshop

Collaborative Care: Working with Clients Who Have Disabilities Across the Lifespan 


Elaine Almarode, M.Ed., Lisa Ellison, M.A.T., and Faith Patterson, M.A./Ed.S

October 21, 2011
8:30 – 3:00 PM
Blue Ridge Plecker Workforce Center
Lunch Provided
6 Contact Hours

In this workshop counselors will learn best practices for working with clients who have disabilities in both school and community settings. Basic information regarding IDEA and ADA will be provided. Roles for both school and community professionals will be addressed in an effort to increase awareness, common understanding, collaboration, and coordinated care. Effective strategies will be offered as well as opportunities for group discussion and dialogue as counselors in all settings are challenged to understand and confront their biases and challenges when working with this population. 

CVCA/VCA members-- $45; Nonmembers-- $65; Student members-- $35

Please register at http://www.vcacounselors.org/cde.cfm?event=362959

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2011

Elaine F. Almarode, M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, has 36 years of experience in education as a teacher, school counselor, school counseling coordinator, and curriculum and instruction supervisor of gifted education.

Lisa Ellison is currently an M.A./Ed.S. candidate in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at James Madison University. She has a M.A.T. in Learning and Behavior Disorders, and worked as a special education teacher for seven years in the state of Kentucky. 

Faith Patterson, M.A./Ed.S. is a 2007 graduate of James Madison University's Community Counseling Program.  She is currently working at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center as a Vocational Evaluator.  She has five years experience counseling adults with disabilities.