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Recovery: Where do Employment Specialists fit in?

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Meeting House
5885 Robert Oliver Place,
Columbia, MD 21045

Who Should Attend:
Employment Specialists providing services in the mental health Supported Employment Programs, SEP Program Managers and Directors, DORS Supported Employment Liaisons

Workshop Description: 

Employment Specialists (ESs) working in behavioral health settings are called on to help individuals navigate managing symptoms in job search and on the job, work appropriate social skills and interactions, and environmental and life stressors that impact their work. ESs work with service participants to practice coping skills and interpersonal strategies in the workplace. In this workshop, we will explore the connection between supported employment and overall recovery, how employment outcomes and incremental steps towards achieving work goals impact holistic health, and strategies for more effectively assessing vocational needs and identifying interventions to meet those needs.

This training is sponsored by the Maryland Employment Network and presented by Kris Wright, LCPC.

About the Trainer:
Kris Wright is an LCPC working with youth and adults with Serious Behavioral Health Concerns (SBHC) and trauma histories and a Trainer Consultant for Person-Centered Care Planning (PCCP), the DLA-20 functional assessment, and Critical Time Intervention (CTI) at the Evidence Based Practice Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Kris’s work focuses on the holistic approaches to empirically supported behavioral health interventions, with special focuses on employment, somatic, environmental and cultural factors. Kris’s experience includes working at the Behavioral Health Administration as a Project Director for Maryland Healthy Transitions and then for the Collaboration for Homeless Enhancement Services and at Outpatient Behavioral Health Centers.

Registration for this event is now closed. 

To request accommodations for this event, as well as for other questions, please contact Keirstyn Silver (ksilver@harfordmentalhealth.org).




June 27
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Meeting House
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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