The Dynamic Trio
November 14, 2023January 31, 2024

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Registration Status: OPEN
Registration Ends: Friday, January 19, 2024

The Dynamic Trio

All sessions will be at 3:00 - 4:30 Eastern Time


1. November 14, 2023 - Case Documentation

Case documentation is more than just a record of activities. Effective case documentation tells a story, the VR client’s story, in a way that conceptualizes the case and descriptively captures the actions taken to move the participant toward reaching their employment and career goals. In this session, participants will understand the purpose and the why of case documentation, recognize the implications of just how we document case information, and explore best practices around case documentation.

Presenters: Steve Upchurch, Tammi Williams, Gretchen Ykema


2. December 12, 2023 - Case Management

A VR Counselor’s case management skills directly impact clients’ ability to successfully achieve their employment and career goals. Effective case management requires competence in a broad range of skills including counseling and guidance, communication, problem-solving, case documentation, and time management. Participants in this session will learn about catalysts for case progression, identify strategies for efficient time and resource management, explore communication skills that enhance case management, understand importance of case documentation, and examine critical thinking skills for problem-solving.

Presenters: Steve Upchurch, Tammi Williams, Gretchen Ykema


3. January 23, 2024 - Become an Adult Ally: Empowering Youth in Vocational Rehabilitation

This interactive session focuses on what State VR agencies can do to foster youth inclusion by demonstrating that voices are heard and are valued as equal partners with VR professionals. Recommendations that are grounded in the stages of change model will provide strategies and practices to engage with youth.

Presenters: DJ Ralston, M.A., Linda Hedenblad, Sandra Miller, M.S., and John Walsh from George Washington University


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