Fall 2022 Working with Clients with IDD and Mental Health Concerns: An Introduction | IDD Track, Mental Health Institute

We are offering this event again on February 10, 2023: for that event, please click here.

NOTE: This event is specifically for Washington State attendees who are part of the behavioral health workforce.

This session is part of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) track of the Mental Health Institute.


Working with Clients with IDD and Mental Health Concerns will provide introductory information related to the cooccurrence of Intellectual & Developmental Disability and mental health issues that often occur in individuals who are neurodiverse (e.g., autism, IDD). Lived perspectives from clients and providers will be presented along with foundational knowledge about working with this population and a preview of future weekly sessions.

Contact hours will be available for participants who attend the entire session. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620,WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.


Session is 9a-4p PT

See more in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Track HERE



Molly Cevasco, PhD

Dr. Molly CevascoMolly Cevasco, PhD, BCBA, is a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She works primarily within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program at Seattle Children’s, providing therapeutic services in both the outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. Dr. Cevasco is leading the development of a Spanish-language DBT program at Seattle Children’s and works to reduce healthcare inequities and institutional racism. She also specializes in the treatment of trauma in children and teens with autism and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Cevasco also serves as faculty in the Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Washington.




Marie LoebMarie Loeb, LICSW, LMHC, CMHS, DMHS, (she/they) is an Autistic, queer, polyamorous Clinical Social Worker who is committed to serving their community through direct practice, training, and advocating for policy change. Marie is the owner of Holistic Child and Family Practice where she works with individuals and families, is a practicum instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work, supervises clinicians in and out of the practice, and works to build community through no cost neurodiversity-affirming consult groups and trainings. Holistic Child and Family Practice has a staff that is exclusively neurodivergent, and within this environment Marie developed a new modality, Empathetic Inquiry, which is a strengths-based approach where the client is centered as the expert of their own experience and utilizes the natural hyperempathetic talents of neurodivergent providers.


Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP

Jim ManciniJim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities/autism and their families. He is currently the Director of the WA INCLUDE Collaborative, manages ECHO programs at the University of Washington and leads the Washington State Center of Excellence (COE) training program. He has special interest in diagnosis of autism and other developmental disabilities, building community through building relationships, parent and provider education and health equity for underserved communities. Jim loves gardening, backpacking and other outdoor adventures, music and spending time with his family.


Alana McVey, PhD

Dr. Alana McVey

Alana McVey, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Scholar jointly appointed at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Autism Center. Clinically, she provides evidence-based treatment of mental health concerns to autistic children, adolescents, and adults through the Autism Center's Mood and Anxiety Program. Dr. McVey's program of research centers on the redesign and implementation of evidence-based mental health treatments for autistic people in community settings. Her current project, funded by the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), is focused on redesigning Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat suicidality in autistic young adults.




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Starts: Oct 7, 2022 9:00 am
Ends: Oct 7, 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 7, 2022
Event Type
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