Session 2C | Disruption of Disability: Discarding the Medical Model in Favor of a Cultural Framework for Working with Individuals with Disabilities (2 CEs)
Presenters: Eric Rosen, Ph.D., C.Ht., FPPR and Melina Scally, Psy.D.
This symposium presents a new model of disability that considers impact across dimensions of cultural competence, and application to clinical practice.
1:15 PM - 3:15 PMWed
Rosen, Eric Ph.D., C.Ht., FPPR
Scally, Melina Psy.D.
Historically, disability has been viewed through a lens of the medical model, wherein disability is seen as some flaw requiring repair. As such, the cultural process of the disability identity development has been largely ignored or viewed as secondary to the need for medical intervention. The identity is potentially seen as temporary. Current disability identity models also tend to focus more on the acceptance or rejection of the disability and the success with which individuals are able to connect with necessary resources to reduce the challenges they face in their environment. Our proposed model disrupts this traditional notion of dis/ability in favor of a competency-based approach, which can be uniquely applied to each group of dis/ability and can shape interventions to improve success.
1. Participants will be able to describe relevant literature that conceptualizes disability as well as explores research related to internal and external competencies.
2. Participants will be able to list aspects of and define a new model of disability framed from cultural competence. (Rosen & Scally, 2017).
3. Participants will be able to identify exercises that are shown to be useful for instruction and clinical use of this disability model."