Thursday, April 4 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Level III, CHP: A Time to Cry and A Time To Laugh: Using Humor in the Adaptation Process

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Participants will gain an understanding of how to assist others with processing loss connected with a changed lifestyle as a result of acquired disability status.  As part of this process, humor can play an invaluable role if used appropriately in terms of timing, readiness of the individual, and cultural values.

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Penny Willmering

Ph.D., Rehablitation Psychology, Arkansas Tech University
Dr. Penny Willmering is Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Science at Arkansas Tech University.  She has held a variety of employment positions working with individuals with disabilities.  Research interests include compassion satisfaction, ethics, humor, and conflict management... Read More →
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Jennipher Wiebold

Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator, Western Michigan University
Dr. Jennipher Wiebold is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and Department of Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University.  She is the Coordinator... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom