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Salon: Supporting Clients with Chronic Health Conditions

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Additional Info:
Elizabeth Conover
720-588-8375 (p)
Jennifer Gennaro Prokopchik
CSCSW Salon Series
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Chronic health conditions are common and many clients we treat have some encounter with a chronic health condition at some point in their life. In this salon, we will provide a mini MS 101 where we look at the involvement of the central nervous system and the immune system, treatments available, and wellbeing strategies, discuss potential treatment implications medically, socially, and psychologically, and look closer at disability-in particular variability with disability. 2 CEUs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Have a better understanding of MS
  • Identify ways in which chronic health conditions impact clients and families we serve
  • Identify how one can utilize therapy in processing through a chronic health condition diagnosis
About the Presenters:
Eilssa Berlinger is an MSW graduate from Smith College School for Social Work. After receiving her MSW, she completed a two-year post-masters clinical social work fellowship in the Counseling and Psychiatry Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. While there she received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, substance use, eating disorders, complex trauma, and group psychotherapy. She has been in private practice for over four years. Along with her work in private practice, she provides clinical supervision and consultation, supports the Rocky Mountain MS Center with educational and counseling services, and is an adjunct professor for the MSW Program at Metro State College of Denver. Elissa is a member of the CSCSW Practice Standards Committee.

Kelsey Lantz is the Education Manager at the Rocky Mountain MS Center. She enjoys working with the doctors at the RMMSC at CU to provide educational conferences, webinars, classes, and speaker events for individuals and families throughout their MS experience. One of her favorite parts of the job is co-teaching MS 101 with Elissa Berlinger. Kelsey received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and History from the University of Colorado in 2007. After a year in the AmeriCorps NCCC program, she has continued to work and volunteer with non-profit organizations.

Who Can Attend this Event?
This event is free for active CSCSW and NASW-CO members. Non-members may attend for $30. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).

Thank you to NASW Colorado for partnering with us on the 2020-2021 Salon Series.