The Impact of Health Care Reform on Social Work: Quality vs. Quantity
About This NYSED Social Work Board Approved Workshop (4-CEUs)
NYSED Social Work Board Approved Certificate will be awarded upon completing both sessions. The Impact of Health Care Reform on Social Work explores the implications of healthcare policy on social work practice. This course offers a comprehensive review of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) within the context of medical and mental health service delivery. Among the issues explored are: health insurance reform, cost-containment and limitations. Participants will be able to evaluate the impact of ACA’s new integrated health care models, which mandate participating exchange programs to cover behavioral health care, expanded role of health homes in providing inpatient care to those diagnosed with chronic mental illness, and the shift to community-based mental health services. Practitioners will also learn how to decode common healthcare jargon into simplified terms such that they can help educate their clients and effectively advocate on their behalf.
About The Instructor
Trélan N. Holder, MS, LCSW, is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. She attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: postgraduate psychodynamic psychotherapy training at the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education.
Trélan is on faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Courses taught: Early Development, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Health Care Systems—Mental Health, and Disability Policy, Practice, and Programs.
This course is open to Licensed Professionals
Continuing Education Units (CEU) Information
4 continuing education hours are available