Parents’ & Caregivers’ Perspectives to Child Disability Diagnosis: Blame, Guilt & Shame

Presenter: Veera Mookerjee, Ph.D, LMSW

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $22.50

Non-Members: $30

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

This workshop teaches practitioners to enhance and maintain practice efficacy in working with parents of special needs children. This training teaches participants the technique to understand the perspectives of their client related to child disability diagnosis and help in providing appropriate services focusing on the “person in environment”. This training is for participants who work with families in programs related to Early Intervention and Special Needs parenting counseling/ Parenting skills and Parent Mental Health. 

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify contemporary theories applicable to organize and develop intervention strategies for children experiencing developmental delays.
  • Identify perceptions about disability that influence parent’s willingness to accept and/or deny offered services and engage with appropriate providers.
  • Construct appropriate interventions that meet the needs of vulnerable, diverse minority groups.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s).

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Veera Mookerjee, Ph.D, LMSW, is a NASW-NYS Diversity Committee member and on the Board of New York Zero- To-Three (NYZTT), a state wide organization for Early Intervention. She owns Resolveera that helps special needs parents. Veera is a P/T mental health therapist and F/T Care Manager at a MLTC company.



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Dec 17 2020


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM




Online Live Webinar