of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury: Mental Health ConsiderationsPresenter: Dr. Joel SolomonDate: Friday, April 6, 2018Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PMLocation: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)
Doors Open at 9:00AMNetworking starts at 9:00 AM
This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre-licensees by providing information regarding symptoms of TBI across the severity spectrum, as well as evidence-based treatment modalities, presented by a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who works primarily with TBI survivors through Mercy General Hospital and its grand-funded Home and Community Reintegration Program for TBI Survivors. Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email. No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.
More than 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and more than 5.3 million people live with the long-term effects of TBI. Brain injury can impact functioning across many domains, including cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, occupational, and interpersonal functioning. Psychiatric symptoms are very common in this population, yet mental health providers are often uncomfortable with or not knowledgeable about TBI and its role in these symptoms. This presentation will provide a general overview of TBI, including definition, prevalence, neuropathology, symptoms, and recovery, and highlight important clinical considerations for working with this population as a mental health provider.
This presentation will cover brain injury basics (e.g., definition, prevalence, neuropathology, recovery following TBI), assessment (e.g., clinical interview), and interventions, including concussion management, development of compensatory strategies, and utilization of community resources.
Identify common symptoms of TBI in the context of presenting complaints
Implement concussion management strategies with individuals with acute or chronic post-concussion symptoms.
Apply TBI-related mental health considerations to interventions with clients
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