Full course description
2 Part Live Webinar Series hosted on 1/6/22 & 1/13/22 from 10-11am CST: Serving youth with disabilities is a rewarding and creative endeavor. Services require the Rehabilitation profession to be aware of a broad spectrum of ethical and legal considerations. Dr. Levingston will emphasis the importance of decision-making practices. Who makes decisions if a guardian is involved? What are the boundaries of the relationship? Is it ever appropriate to be face book friends? What about accepting a small gift? Join us for this 2-hour series.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the ethical and legal consideration for youth with disabilities.
- Identify best practices in serving youth with disabilities.
- Discuss techniques to address common pitfalls.
Presenter: Brandi Levingston, Ph.D. CRC
Brandi Darensbourg Levingston, Ph.D., CRC is the Program Director for the ELEVAR Inclusive Post-Secondary Program at the University of North Texas in the Department of Educational Psychology. Dr. Levingston received her doctoral degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2004.
She has extensive experience as an educator and service provider for individuals with disabilities. She was previously employed as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with college students with disabilities for the state of Texas. She has also worked at the University of Texas at Austin in the Student Emergency Services Office. Dr. Levingston’s professional interests include: cultural competence, emergency preparedness of people with disabilities, psychosocial aspects of disability, students with disabilities in postsecondary education, and employment of persons with disabilities, specifically people with blindness or visual-impairments.