IPHA Annual Business Meeting | December 14, 2023 at 1:00PM CST

All active IPHA members are invited to attend. Each paid member carries one vote in Association business matters. Zoom link and materials will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Rise ‘N’ Learn Webinar – Adapting Your Aesthetics to Increase Inclusion in Your Practice

Registration Closes May 3, 2023
May 05, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am

Rise ‘N’ Learn Webinar – Adapting Your Aesthetics to Increase Inclusion in Your Practice

May 05, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the
Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital, and
Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.


Workshop Details

Presenter: Brian L. Kelly, PhD, MSW, CADC; Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work

Bio: Brian L. Kelly is an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Social Work. His research explores current and historical uses of recreational, art, and music-based activities in social work and related fields as sites and opportunities for strengths-based social work practice. He has several years of clinical experience working with individuals with substance use issues as a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor (CADC). In addition, Dr. Kelly has several years of practice experience working with individuals who are homeless, including adults living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic medical conditions as well as young people.


Workshop Title: Adapting Your Aesthetics to Increase Inclusion in Your Practice

Workshop Overview: This 2-hour training will use lecture, discussion, and activity to explore the role of aesthetics (e.g., design, sight, sound, etc.) in social work practice and related fields as a means to create more inclusive spaces for individuals, groups, and communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of aesthetics and how they shape our everyday lives.
  • Participants will develop an awareness of their own aesthetics and how their aesthetics influence their practice.
  • Participants will learn how marginalized groups use aesthetics to counter oppression.
  • Participants will discuss the aesthetics of their practice environments and consider ways to create more inclusive environments.


Registration Details

Registration Fee: $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable. Individuals who paid for but missed the workshop can use their payment as a credit towards a future Rise ‘N’ Learn, Lunch ‘N’ Learn or IDD Provider Networking Group sponsored by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Webinar Link: After registering through IPHA and paying the fee for the workshop, you will receive an email from Trainings@ipha.com that includes a Zoom Webinar registration link. This Zoom registration assists with tracking attendance for the training. Once the Zoom registration is complete, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to enter the workshop. The email will come from Trainings@ipha.com so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Continuing Education Credits
2.0 CEUs are available for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP

  • Riveredge Hospital is a Social Work CEU Sponsor with IDFPR under license #159000731. The following Illinois credentials are eligible for CEUs under this license: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC.
  • Providers with other credentials (i.e., QIDP) are encouraged to provide presentation information to their credential authority to consider credit for attendance.
  • Attendees need to participate in at least 75% of the webinar to receive CEU credit.


Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed within 3 weeks. This process takes approximately 4-5 weeks following the event. Evaluations open within 2 business days post-event and remain open for 7 business days. Surveys cannot be reopened once the 7-day deadline has passed.

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