Supported Employment for Mental Health Populations using Evidence Based Practices
- Starts: 02/13/13 - 2:00PM
- Ends: 03/06/13 - 3:30PM
- Location: Webinar Series
- Category: Upcoming Events
Crystal McMahon and Kori Kuaana from the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence
Three part webinar Series
Registration Fee: $90 per agency/site
Evidence Based Practices and Mental Health Settings
February 13th Webinar at 2 pm Pacific
Eight Principles of Evidence Based Supported Employment. The Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence provides an overview/refresher of these principles and discusses elements of successful implementation in mental health centers. Oregon’s successful partnership with State Vocational Rehabilitation is also discussed. We will summarize recent research, talk about consumers perspective and invite the audience to participate in some exercises.
Job Development Strategies and Mental Health Issues
February 20th Webinar at 2 pm Pacific
The Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence provides training on the style of job development being taught in Oregon and across the country, called the “Three Cups of Tea” strategy. Additionally, the Oregon project uses ‘employment proposals’, examples will be presented. The best way to learn is to have some role plays of job development situations. It’s important too, to address the supervision of job developers.
Common Barriers to Successful Implementation/Strategies to Overcome Them
March 6th Webinar at 2 pm Pacific
The Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence provides concrete examples of steps you can take to begin implementation/trials of evidence based supported employment. Common barriers to implementation are examined, and a review of the resources available is provided. Finally, we will discuss the factors we believe contribute to Oregon’s success with evidence based supported employment, including use of media.
About Crystal McMahon
Crystal McMahon completed a Master of Science in Psychology in 2009. Ms. McMahon been employed in various aspects of Evidence Based Supported Employment at Options for Southern since 2001, including roles of Employment Specialist, Case Manager, and Supported Employment Program Manager, Research Assistant, and Trainer. Ms. McMahon is currently employed as the Director of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence, which provides community mental health agencies across the State of Oregon technical assistance with implementing Supported Employment. Ms. McMahon has a longstanding interest in the environment. She and several associates own 190 acres in Klamath County that they are adding to and restoring for wildlife habitat. Ms. McMahon is also on the Board of Directors for Klamath Lake Land Trust and Lomakatsi.
About Kori Kuaana
Kori Kuaana came to Oregon nine years ago from Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2000. In June 2012 Kori graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University Cascades Campus. She has worked as Activity Therapist with youth-at-risk, using the community to develop and build on life skills. Ms. Kuaana’s employment history also includes work as a Program Counselor at a therapeutic residential facility for youth-at risk in Oregon and as an Supported Employment Specialist in a small rural community in Central Oregon. In January 2011, Kori joined Options for Southern Oregon as a team member of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence (OSECE). As the Statewide Supported Employment Trainer, Kori works with over twenty community mental health centers and frequently travels across the state. She participates as a colleague in Dartmouth Colleges National Learning Collaborative and maintains a deep appreciation for helping individual’s recovery in their working lives. In her personal time Kori enjoys photography, downhill skiing, hiking (being in the outdoors) time with family and friends and most of all spends quality, unconditional time with her two huskies and Siamese cat.