The SAY IT Program’s interdisciplinary approach gives it a strong and distinctive foundation.
Our program blends our founder’s experience in social work, the law, and personal recovery from life challenges. What does that look like?
Social work perspective. Ethics require social workers to support their clients’ self-determination. Self-determination Theory is a cornerstone of the SAY IT Program curriculum. In addition, attention to cognitive fit and person-centered language shape the program to fit the audience.
Think like a lawyer. Our founder worked for two judges and practiced law for years, appearing before over 15 state and federal judges. In the SAY IT Program, a thinking like a lawyer means taking a good, hard look at the facts and seeking a clear-eyed understanding of decision-making processes. It also provides creative approaches for framing goals and discussing issues. This helps Students prepare a more solid self-advocacy strategy.
Recovery perspective. Our founder and trainer’s personal recovery experience infuses understanding and empathy throughout the program, building rapport, engagement, and credibility with Students.