Tag: Clinical

Motivational Interviewing for People with Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary: Motivational Interviewing for People with Developmental Disabilities Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a type of therapy that helps a client (person that a professional helps) increase their motivation and change their behavior. MI doesn’t always have to be used by therapists and can be used by anyone providing a service to someone (professional). […]

Self-Determination & Dignity of Risk

Plain Language Summary: Self-Determination & Dignity of Risk Self-determination is a right that all people have. It means that they have a right to make their own choices and set their own goals. People with developmental disabilities (DD) also have this right, and should have support in achieving self-determination. Dignity of risk means being able […]

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping Woman with curly hair looking at camera

Plain Language Summary – Stress and Coping Introduction Everyone experiences stress. Difficult situations can bring on negative emotions and sometimes feel like too much. People do not always know how to deal with these emotions. We can all learn to improve how we handle stress.  Stress Stress is natural. It is a physical and mental […]

Stress and Coping

Everyone experiences stress. Difficult situations can bring on negative emotions and sometimes feel like too much. People do not always know how to deal with these emotions. We can all learn to improve how we handle stress.  Stress is natural. It is a physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Stress can be triggered by everyday […]

Building Your Resilience

Building Your Resilience Person climbing a rock wall

Building Your Resilience To be resilient means to be able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.  Nobody wants difficult things to happen to them, but they’re going to happen.  Being resilient will help you through your challenges.  How do you build your […]

Mental Health Among Older Adults with Disabilities

As people get older, they have a higher chance of having disabilities. People that already have one or more disabilities may face more concerns. Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of mental health concerns. Social isolation means that someone is having very few social contacts or connections. When people do not have enough social […]