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Episode 124 - Amanda Hunsaker: Advances in Dementia Diagnostic Technology: Preparing Social Work for a Changing Practice
Interviewer: Rachel Rotach, MSW
Monday, August 05, 2013, 9:25:28 AM
In this episode, Amanda Hunsaker discusses the current landscape related to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and how advances in diagnostic technology associated with dementia will provide the potential for new insights in the care of these patients. Challenges and opportunities for social work practice are reviewed.
Episode 122 - Bonnie Fader Wilkenfeld, Dr. Kenneth Robey, and Eileen Murray: Impact of the Arts on Identity Structures of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Interviewer: John Keesler, LMSW, PhD Student
Monday, June 24, 2013, 9:08:54 AM
In this episode, our guests discuss their study of the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities, whose ability to engage in self-actualizing and fulfilling experiences is often limited by conventional perceptions held by service providers and caregivers. Specifically, our guests discuss their work examining the link between a facilitated arts program and the participants' sense of self.
Episode 121 - Dr. Christina Sogar: Beyond Diagnosis: The Dynamics of Disability and Disruptions in Parenting
Interviewer: Kathleen A. Knaak, LMSW
Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:18:57 AM
It has been suggested that there are between 4.1 and 9 million parents who have a disability. In this episode, Dr. Christina Sogar discusses how characteristics of disability (e.g., onset and symptom variability) impact and shape the parenting process and can increase the likelihood of child welfare involvement.
Episode 108 - Dr. John Brekke, Anthony Fulginiti, and Rohini Pahwa: "For Them, With Them, By Them": A Peer Health Navigator Intervention for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Interviewer: Anthony Guzman, MISM, MNCM
Monday, November 26, 2012, 8:43:51 AM
In this episode, Dr. John Brekke, Anthony Fulginiti, and Rohini Pahwa discuss their research with a Peer Health Navigator Intervention aimed at improving the health of persons with serious mental illness. Describing the intervention as a comprehensive engagement and self-management approach, our guests highlight what makes the intervention unique, recent findings from its application, and its benefits for the Peer Navigators as well.
Episode 102 - Bruce Nisbet, LMSW: Health Homes: A Virtual Home of Care Coordination for Medicaid Enrollees with Chronic Conditions
Interviewer: Catherine Dulmus, PhD, MSW
Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 8:09:59 AM
In this episode, Bruce Nisbet discusses Spectrum Human Services' involvement with Health Homes, a Medicaid health program providing integrated and coordinated services to people in the community who have serious and persistent mental illness or two or more physical health conditions. Mr. Nisbet discusses the inception of the program, services offered, the program's relevance, and implications for social work practice and education.
Interviewer: Savra Frounfelker, MSW
Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:01:30 AM
Child welfare has a strong crossover with the disability field, yet there has been little critical examination of child welfare services through a disability lens and no substantial examination of how its policies and programs affect people with disabilities and their family members. In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot discusses her research on the impact of child welfare policies on parents with disabilities.
Episode 52 - Dr. John Bricout: Technology as a Social Force in Assisting Persons with Disabilities' Employment and Community Participation
Interviewer: Barbara Rittner, PhD, MSW
Monday, August 09, 2010, 8:55:15 AM
In this episode, Dr. John Bricout discusses his work and the powerful impact he believes that technology is having on persons with a disability. He describes the implications for social work practice, persons with disabilities, and the communities we live in, and the potential for change in how we construct meaning around what constitutes being "normal."
Episode 31 - Dr. Nancy Kelley-Gillespie and Dr. Karen Rolf: Too Old To Care?: Older Adult Caregivers and Their Children with Disabilities
Interviewer: Deborah Waldrop, PhD, LMSW
Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:22:14 AM
Rising life expectancy over the last two decades has resulted in increases in the number of aging parents caring for adult children with disabilities later in life. Drs. Kelley-Gillespie and Rolf discuss their work to understand the needs of these families toward quality of life improvement, better services, and more informed choices for caregivers.
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