Recent Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury
Social-Emotional Problems Following Brain Injury Are Real Neurological Symptoms:
What Neuroscientists Are Discovering.
Dates & Locations
- To understand personality change & the common social and emotional consequences of
traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- The brain circuitry for many social and emotional processes, and how
those circuits are affected by TBI.
- To understand why these social and emotional consequences of TBI are neurological symptoms,
just like memory loss or language deficits.
- Research on effective rehabilitation strategies for social changes following
- Listen to our free 55-minute talk on "Protecting Clients
With Brain Injury." Click here.
January 10, 2012: Beaver Creek, CO, Craig Hospital 2012 TBI Summit.
Sept. 25, 2011: Lansing, MI, Brain Injury Association of
Michigan Annual Conference.
Oct. 12-13, 2011: Denver, CO, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
For upcoming Continuing Education Workshops in other areas of neuroscience & the
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Summer 2011 Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury
New Methods For Assessing Social Dysfunction Following TBI
Participants who completed this workshop:
Dates & Locations
- Understood existing evidence and assessments for measuring social/emotional competence
following TBI that they might not have been aware of.
- Learned about new assessments for social/emotional competence being developed for
use in TBI.
- Understood how the neural circuitry for social/emotional competence differs from
the neural circuitry for cognitive competence, thus requiring different assessment
techniques to demonstrate disability.
- Understood ways to assess social/emotional functioning objectively so that benchmarks
for rehabilitation can be tracked with precision, and so that families can be educated
in what to expect following TBI.
June 15, 2011: Washington, DC, Federal TBI Interagency
August 24, 2011: Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, Brain Injury
Association of Canada Annual Conference.
Previous Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury
- TBI & the Justice System: Distinguishing Brain Injury from Psychopathy & Issues in Competency
July 29, 2011, Office of the Public Defender, Golden, CO.
- Understanding the social and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury:
Where brain science meets the real world. April 15, 2011, Annual Conference
of the Texas Brain Injury Association, Austin, TX.
- Tools You Can Use: Assessing Social and Emotional Dysfunction in Detail
After Traumatic Brain Injury. Jan. 26, 2011, Boulder-Denver Neuropsychology
Study Group, Regis University, Denver.
- How to Understand Changes in Social Behavior in Your Brain-injured Clients.
Jan. 13, 2011, Denver Brain Injury Professionals Network, Brain Injury Association
- Understanding the social and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury.
March 17, 2011. First Brain Injury Association of Argentina Conference, Buenos Aires,
- Social Skills Deficits Must Be Included in Assessments for Neuropsychiatric
Disorders: Brain Injury and Dementia. Nov. 2, 2010, keynote speaker at
Institute for Cognitive Neurology (INECO) International Symposium of Psychiatry,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Demonstrating Disability After Brain Injury: New Information on Assessment.
Sept. 3, 2010, Alliant University, San Francisco, CA.
- Disability Following Brain Injury: Training for Administrative Law Judges,
December 7, 2009, Denver Region Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social
Security Administration, Denver, CO (with VTC participation from CO Springs, Salt
Lake City, UT, Cheyenne, WY, Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Fargo, ND offices).
- Protecting Clients with Brain Injury: New Science, New Methods for Demonstrating
Disability. June 5, 2009, CO Bar Association Disability Law Section’s CLE
Conference, Denver, CO.
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