Meghann Wraight-Steinmetz of the HWS Center for Counseling and Student Wellness will present a workshop on the topic of neurodiversity on college campuses at the 2011 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Convention being held in Baltimore, Md., from March 26 through 30.
Her presentation titled “Neurodiversity as a multicultural competency for clinicians and student-affairs professionals” will explore how differences in neurological functioning among students can impact their success. She will explore the idea of educators being “neuro-inclusive” and increase their awareness of personal biases regarding neurological styles. She will also cover how being more aware of these issues can result in a more inclusive education environment on college campuses.
Wraight-Steinmentz has been a licensed psychologist and coordinator of outreach and training at HWS since 2008. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Brockport where she graduated magna cum laude in 2001 with a double major in psychology and health sciences. She then earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University at Buffalo. Wraight-Steinmentz is also in private practice in Pittsford, N.Y., where she provides adult psychological services, services for individuals with disabilities as well as group/couples counseling. Her professional interests are trauma, sports psychology, mindfulness meditation, assessment and disability advocacy. Her therapeutic approach is highly integrative, with a foundation in psychodynamic and feminist theories, centered on object relations and interpersonal therapies. She also integrates solution-focused interventions, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques into her therapeutic work.
To learn more information about the 2011 ACPA conference visit their website at http://convention.myacpa.org/index.php.