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Economic Self-Sufficiency

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Introduction to Benefits Management


Vocational goals are the most common life role for individuals receiving psychiatric rehabilitation services.
However, there are many myths about how employment will affect benefits.

This half day training will offer providers some resources and information to assist individuals obtain and retain their employment goal while managing their benefits and health insurance.

Specifically, participants will learn about:

  • The difference between SSDI and SSI programs

  • How to use work incentives

  • Gain knowledge of resources that support consumers in their living and working goals

  • Introductory information about health insurance and benefits

  • At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamentals of the Social Security System

  • Articulate the difference between SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare

  • Gain specific knowledge of resources that support consumers in their living and working goals

  • Assist individuals with optimizing their benefits while working
  • Name and qualification of facilitator(s):
    Patricia Feinberg, M.S. is a peer educator/Benefits Specialist at the Coalition’s Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery. Ms. Feinberg has been certified by Cornell University as a Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner.

    Patricia Feinberg received her BA in Psychology and Early Childhood, and an MS in Special Education from Hunter College. Previously, she worked as a Peer Educator at Steinway Clinic and as a Dialogue Trainer for Health and Hospital Corporation in NYC.

    Ms. Feinberg disseminates information about work incentives, drawing upon her personal experiences navigating the system. She assists with enrollment and outreach efforts to increase the number of people currently enrolled in in benefit programs.

    Clinton Green, LMSW, is a Training and Implementation Specialist at The Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery. He collaborates with New York City behavioral health providers on enhancing access and quality of person-centered and recovery-oriented services through her provision of trainings and technical assistance.

    Prior to this position, Clinton has worked Over ten (10+) years with individuals with mental health challenges in recovery-oriented programs including over three (3+) years in a supervisory role. In these roles, he oversaw the vocational development with participants.

    Liz Breier, MAHAP is a Training and Implementation Specialist at The Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery. She collaborates with New York City behavioral health providers on enhancing access and quality of person-centered and recovery-oriented services through her provision of trainings and technical assistance.

    She has worked in Behavioral Health for close to twenty years in a variety of supervisory and leadership roles in Florida, New Jersey and New York. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master of Arts in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to working with the Coalition Liz was the Director of Community Outreach for Collaborative Support Programs of NJ. Liz has recently passed exam to become a Certified Benefit and Work Entitlement practitioner.

    Information for Continuing Education:
    This course has been approved for 3.5 Social Work LMSW/LCSW CE hours, LMHC CE hours and CASAC/CPP/CPS CE hours.

    Participants must arrive on time and stay for the full session in order to receive credit. All participants must submit a post-test and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign-in and sign-out roster at each session in order to receive credit. No credit will be provided for partial attendance.

    Important Notice:
    The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0098 and is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0121.

    For questions about CE credits please contact:
    Amanda Saake, Director for the Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery at asaake@coalitionny.org

    For questions about registration please contact:
    Deborah Short, Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery at dshort@coalitionny.org

    Cancellation:
    While this workshop is free of charge, there is a $50 cancellation fee if registrants do not cancel more than 24 hours in advance. To cancel, please email Deborah Short at: dshort@coalitionny.org

    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc.| 123 William Street, 19th Floor | Manhattan


    *If you have NOT received confirmation that you are registered to attend this training, please contact Deborah Short at: dshort@coalitionny.org or call 212-742-1600 x 235. Thank you.

    **We reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization based on the
    demand for the workshop/meeting.**