Thursday, October 13, 2022
at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Friday, October 14, 2022
at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

The Agenda for each day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Sign-In/Networking

9:00 a.m. - Presentation 1

10:45 a.m. - Presentation 2

12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wrapup / Networking

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Please note the ZOOM LINK for this event will be sent to all registrants just prior to the event and each morning. 

In addition, the CE procedures of signing in and completing an evaluation for each presentation will be provided.

Continuing Education (CE) Approvals

This two-day webinar will offer up to 6.0 hours in CEs (3 hours each day including 1.5 hours each day in CRC Ethics)We have received approval from the following credentialing/licensing boards.   

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)
We have received approval for 3 hours in general and 3 hours in ethics! 

Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
Seeking approval for 6.0 hours of CEs. 
We have received approval for 6.0 hours of CEs!

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
Seeking approval for 6.0 hours of CEs
We have received approval for 6.0 hours of CEs

Ohio Department of DD
We have received approval for 6.0 hours of CEs

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (CSWMFTB) (aka CE Broker)
Seeking approval for 6.0 hours of CEs
UPDATE:  10/07/2022 - our submission is still "pending."

Certified Employment Support Professional Certification (CESP/APSE)
We have received approval for 6.0 hours of CEs

Page updated on October 7, 2022

Questions?  Contact

Vickie Leeming, ORA Home Secretary
Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA)



"It's a New World for Rehab Professionals!
Ethics in Practice, Self-Care, Wellness, and
the Impact of COVID" 

Join us for ORA's Virtual Training Event this Fall! We are excited to reconnect with our members and colleagues over two mornings, October 13 and 14, 2022. We will provide presentations relevant to the "new world" rehab professionals find themselves in and how ethics, self-care, wellness, and the impact of COVID have affected us all.

Our Presentations for Thursday, October 13, 2022

Wellness in Unwell Times: The Mindfulness Approach

Presented by Carl W. Sabo, Ph.D., CRC

We are in living in a time of unprecedented unwellness with stress provoking events all around us on a daily basis. As rehabilitation professionals with important jobs where others depend on our effectiveness, it is imperative we do everything we can to defend against the stress. One vital strategy to promote our wellness is through mindfulness. This session will frame the stress all around us and educate on why mindfulness can provide a shield to stress. The session will provide an opportunity to perform the strategy at the core of mindfulness, meditation. Strategies on how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives will be outlined as well.

“The Importance of Ethical and Appropriate Boundaries in the Therapeutic Relationships”
Presented by DeAnna Wilson, Ph.D., CRC, PC, NCC

Counselors recognize the importance of setting boundaries with clients. However, many counselors do not routinely maintain professional boundaries. Implementing appropriate boundaries is critical to practicing counseling in an ethical manner. This workshop will highlight the importance of setting boundaries, the ACA & CRC ethical standards related to professional boundaries, discuss the risk of not maintaining appropriate boundaries, and to seek help with boundary development, implementation, and maintenance.

Our Presentations for Friday, October 14, 2022

“VR Services in the COVID-19 Era: Long-Term Impact on Consumers and VR Service Delivery”
Presented by Mykal Leslie, Ph.D., CRC, LPCC and
Christopher Konieczko, M.Ed.

This presentation seeks to explain and review the profound impact of COVID-19 on VR consumers with disabilities and on the delivery of VR services both during the pandemic and into the future. The current literature on COVID-19 and its impact on individuals with disabilities will be reviewed with particular emphasis on the symptoms of post-COVID syndrome or Long COVID. The societal and economic impact of COVID-19 on VR consumers will be discussed. VR service delivery changes to accommodate COVID-19 as well as long-term service delivery implications of virtual and digital service changes will be discussed. Barriers to new methods of service delivery along with solutions for integrating new technology into long-term service delivery will be presented.

“Ethics, Controversy and Self-Care”
Presented by Deanna Arbuckle, MRC, CRC

Ethics are the moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. While CRCC, ACA and other professional organizations have spent years working on guidance for ethical issues from a professional perspective, we still make decisions that are also based on our moral principles. This session will look at a combination of ethical standards and how these may be impacted by controversial topics and how this can lead to personal and professional stress. Please note, this will not be a discussion or debate about the topics and their validity as that can come down to your personal moral principles. It will however focus on how the enforceable standards, objectives of the code of ethics and other ethical aspects that might come into play. It will also include some aspects of self-care as a way to manage any personal conflicts that could arise.

To Register. . . .

Please have your ORA/NRA membership number handy, provide a unique and deliverable email address (each registrant must have a unique email address), select the appropriate registration option, and check all the CE certifications you are seeking, and finally check out. 

Please note, if you wish to pay via credit card (PayPal), we will be sending you an invoice which can then be paid via credit card or by check. We apologize for any inconvenience of not providing this option during the registration process. 

Please note, all check payments must be postmarked Tuesday, October 11, 2022.  

We look forward to your participation in October!