Supplemental WIPA Training Programs

WIPA NTDC Supplemental Training: Work Incentives Counseling Strategies to Meet the Unique Needs of Beneficiaries with Psychiatric Disabilities Webinar

Format: Webinar

Date(s): November 12, 2020



CWICs must be aware of the unique aspects of providing work incentives counseling services to beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities. People with mental illnesses often experience prejudice and discrimination due to the nature of the disability and have legitimate concerns about managing work, psychiatric symptoms, and disclosing a mental health disability when pursuing employment.  This training focuses on how effective work incentives counseling correlates with evidence-based employment practices for people with psychiatric disabilities.  It will also focus on the fundamentals of recovery as it relates to work incentives counseling along the employment continuum.  This training will enable CWICs to understand strategies to support beneficiaries through various scenarios and examples.

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Understand the role of work and employment in the recovery process;
  • Understand the parallels with evidence-based services for people with psychiatric disabilities and effective work incentives planning approaches;
  • Explore and identify the stages of the employment continuum and the parallels to the recovery process;
  • Understand how communication and counseling skills can impact the beneficiary’s perception of their potential and self-efficacy in employment; and
  • Understand how to maintain effectiveness in your role in supporting people with disabilities (supporting yourself while supporting others).

Completion Requirement:

You are required to complete a ten-question, multiple-choice, competency-based assessment successfully within one week after the training to receive completion credit.  The assessment will be located in your myNTC account.  You will receive additional instructions in your confirmation email on how to take the assessment.

Continuing Certification Credits (CCCs):

If you are participating in the VCU NTDC continuing certification process, we will record three (3) credits for this training in your myNTC account once you successfully complete the assessment. If you are interested in CRC credits, please email Julie Schall at once you complete the assessment.

Registration Information

Who should register for this training event?

This training is open to all WIPA CWICs and community partners who have completed Part I of the CWIC certification process or who are already certified.  WIPA Project Directors may participate regardless of certification status.  The training is also open to provisionally and fully certified POD Counselors.

How do I register?

Once you log into your myNTC account, select the Training Registrations section on your Welcome page, select the Supplemental Trainings tab, select the Register Online link for the Work Incentives Counseling Strategies to Meet the Unique Needs of Beneficiaries with Psychiatric Disabilities webinar, and follow the instructions posted.

Registration will remain open until November 4, 2020. We will email confirmations of participation shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Julie Schall at or 804-827-0741.

We look forward to your participation in this important training event!