Session 102 | The Implications of Effective Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and Approaches on the Quality of Life for People with I/DD

Hosted By: Jovanna Emerson and Tonya Copeland

  • Understand how traditional talk therapies and other outpatient behavioral health services, such as IOP, can be effective with individuals with I/DD when adapted to accommodate unique learning styles, processing differences, and language challenges.
  • Identify the ways that outpatient behavioral health services, including individual talk therapy and group therapy, can be adjusted and implemented to better treat individuals with I/DD, and identify current models being used with the I/DD population, such as the Skills System.
  • Understand the role that purposeful care coordination has in ensuring that individuals with I/DD are engaged with the most appropriate behavioral health services to address their needs and functioning level.