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Adene Karhan
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Adene Karhan

Extension Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Adene Karhan is a Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) with over 5 years of experience in private practice psychotherapy and over 22 years of work in the field of human services. Areas of professional interest include the impact of trauma on individuals, impact of early childhood attachment on lifelong relationships, and co-occuring mental health and developmental disability. Adene approaches most work from a family systems perspective, recognizing that individuals are highly relational and that interventions targeted at the entire family are most successful in bringing about lasting change.

Research Statement

Adene is currently involved in the New York State Promise research project, which involve providing transition services to youth with disabilities who are receiving SSI.

Outreach Statement

Through the New York State Promise research project, Adene provides technical assistance and training to case managers and other staff involved in the project throughout New York state.

Professional Activities

  • Motivational Interviewing with Youth in the VR Setting. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center. 2019.
  • Applying Trauma-Informed Practices to Work with Youth in the VR Setting. Presented to Youth Technical Assistance Center (YTAC). Webex. 2019.
  • Heading for the Home Stretch: Preparing for the Closeout of PROMISE. Presented to PROMISE. web. 2019.
  • Serving SSI Youth: Lessons learned from PROMISE - Case Management Essentials. Presented to Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities (DADD). Maui, Hawaii. 2019.
  • Taxonomy for Critical Case Management for Youth Receiving SSI. Presented to DADD. Maui, HI. 2019.
  • Embracing Work As Part of the MH Recovery Process. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • How To Not Have a Job Coach Forever: Building Skills and Supports to Promote Independence in the Workplace for YA with Disabilities. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Taking Case Management to the Next Level: Building Critical Reflection and Case Conceptualization Skills. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Understanding Cultural Intersectionality, Shame and Cultural Humility. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Discussing Sex and Other Difficult Topics with Young Adults. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Protecting Yourself from Vicarious Trauma. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Trauma and Attachment. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Helping Young Adults Understand and Prepare for Disability Disclosure. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Preparing Youth and Families for Uncertain Future with MH Diagnosis. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disoerder for the World of Work. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Supporting Students with Substance Use Issues. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Tools & Strategies for Providing Effective I&R Services. Presented to Cornell University. OMH NYC. 2018.
  • Collaborative Partnerships That Work in Supporting Student Transitions to Adulthood. Presented to OSEP. Washington D.C.. 2018.
  • Jobs Info Tab, CG Closeout, and Defining New Roles for PROMISE CM. Presented to NYS PROMISE. web. 2018.
  • Keeping Your Foot on the Gas: RDS Staff. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • PROMISE Idol: Creating Bridges to Future Success. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Serving IG Youth & Family Year 5 and Beyond. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Working with Emerging Adults. Presented to PROMISE. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2018.
  • Setting the Stage to a Therapeutic Ending to the Helping Relationship. Presented to Arkansas PROMISE. webinar. 2018.