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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


3/7/23: Making Mental Healthcare Inclusive: Best Practices and Psychotherapy Adaptations for Individuals with IDD

In this webinar, we will learn why an accurate diagnosis is so important to mental health treatment, how trauma impacts people with disabilities, and all about types of treatment for people with dual-diagnosis (mental health + IDD).

Wendy F. Aita, Ph.D. is Co-Director of the RISN Center and Behavioral Health Lead. She is a Clinical Psychologist who received her Ph.D. from Farleigh Dickinson University and completed her internship at Friend’s Hospital. She is licensed in New Jersey. She joined Rowan twelve years ago and is currently an Assistant Professor at RowanSOM with appointments in both Psychiatry and Psychology. She has worked with individuals, and their families, who are dually-diagnosed with intellectual disability and mental health issues for several years and was the Director of MHID for 2 years. She serves on the Rowan University Neurodiversity Task Force, and she is the Clinical Director for the Strong Minds Program through Special Olympics.