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Event date: 8/11/2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Export event
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It's Not in Your Head: A Trauma- and Social Justice–Informed Approach to Chronic Illness Care

In Partnership with NASW-IL

Date: Friday, August 11 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm CST (10am - 11:30am PST)
Speaker: Jennifer Warner, LCSW, LICSW
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.
CEUs: 1.5 CEUs
Virtual Platform: Zoom


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