EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
This course reviews and explains Enforcement Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and psychiatric disorders. Accordingly, it provides an overview on the classification of psychiatric disabilities pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Guidelines and rules about what constitutes a psychiatric disorder are covered in order to clarify the stigmatization and misunderstanding of psychiatric disabilities at work.
Clinicians working with clients who have mental illness will find this course particularly useful. The article is written in an easy to follow question and answer format and was developed by the Department of Labor. It covers the legal rules and procedural issues pertaining to work discrimination under the ADA with respect to psychiatric disabilities. The material details the rights of those who have a mental illness in the workplace as well as appropriate ways to request reasonable accommodations to perform their jobs. This is an area in which few mental health practitioners have expertise, and this course provides valuable information that can be used to help clients advocate for their rights as well as gain the accommodations needed to make work possible.
This course is an excellent reference for practitioners working with the mentally ill. Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionist who may work in team or multidisciplinary environments. This course is designed for both clinicians and administrators who are leaders in their agencies. It is particularly appropriate for supervisors, midlevel and upper level managers. It is targeted for intermediate and advanced practitioners.
Author: U.S. Goverment, ADA Division, Office of Legal Council
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with much needed information about the application and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, the practitioner will:
- Identify what conditions qualify as mental impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Distinguish the key components for qualifying for special accommodations in the work place
- Identify reasonable accommodations as defined by the ADA
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- Staff Training
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 185
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
- The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
- The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.
This course is Non Interactive .