Program Manager of IDD Crisis Services Integral Care Austin, Texas
Outpatient biopsychosocial services (OBI) for people with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) seeks to enhance access, quality and delivery of mental health services for people with IDD using a novel biopsychosocial approach. Find out how a lack of equity in mental health care impacts this population, how trauma histories are often overlooked or misdiagnosed, the importance of knowing the unique communication/language needs of each client, how common therapeutic modalities are being adapted for people with IDD and how the basic tenets of OBI can be easily implemented to improve wellbeing of this often overlooked population.
Describe how common therapeutic modalities can be adapted to meet the mental health needs of people with IDD.
Discuss how mental health needs are often misdiagnosed in this population and how trauma is frequently overlooked.
Implement basic tenets of OBI to improve your agency’s delivery of mental health care services for people with IDD.