Cultural Competence in Working with People with Disabilities

September 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Presentation: Cultural Competence in Working with People with Disabilities

Registration: 6:00pm

Dinner: 6:30 pm 

Presentation: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Angela Kuemmel, Ph.D., ABPP (Rp) will give a presentation on working with people with disabilities.  

  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
    1. Explain the importance of conceptualizing disability as a diversity variable.
    2. Describe challenges unique to individuals with invisible disabilities
    3. Compare and contrast the conceptual models of disability.
    4. List three elements of disability culture.
    5. Describe attitudinal disability biases
    6. Summarize the five components ethical practitioners need to know about disability
    7. Acknowledge how to examine one’s own disability biases
    8. Compare and contrast utilization of person first language versus identity first
    9. Describe at least one disability identity development model.
    10. Summarize ways in which providers can cultivate a disability affirmative environment.


      Dr. Angela Kuemmel, Ph.D., ABPP (Rp) is an Early Career Rehabilitation Psychologist in Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders and the Assistant Director of Psychology Training and Education at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC.  She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Boston/Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation psychology at the James A. Haley VA in Tampa, FL.  Dr. Kuemmel is currently serving on the Policy and Planning Board and was the Psychology in the Public Interest Representative and Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for the American Psychological Association (APA).  She was the awards chair for APA’s Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and co-founded the ABRP Rehab Riff Raff Study Group.  In her six years at the Cleveland VAMC, Dr. Kuemmel has pioneered a variety of interdisciplinary programs for veterans with SCI/D, including telehealth chronic pain management and sexuality programs, a community education project on wheelchair accessibility, and an annual birthday party celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is also very passionate about training future psychologists and actively pursues research and is published in supervision of students with disabilities. She was honored with ABPP’s Early Career Diversity Award, a Presidential Citation from APA President Kaslow, and the 2018 Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology Early Career Practice Award. In her free time, Dr. Kuemmel enjoys staying up late to read the latest Jodi Picoult novel and cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians!

      2.0 MCE credits will be provided from the OPA-MCE.  The Cleveland Psychological Association, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE program to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Cleveland Psychological Association, Inc., #06PO-341377843, maintains responsibility for the program.


      mixed green salad
      chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes
      wild rice pilaf
      zucchini squash

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      Reservations: Members and non-members may register and pay online at by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Emergency cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. Members who do not cancel and do not attend will be charged the guest fee and may not attend the next event until the fee has been paid.




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