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Acquired Brain Injury Educational Programs

Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Continuing Education Series

BIA-MA has developed, in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury, an Acquired Brain Injury Clinical Continuing Education Series, which includes a certificate training and advanced topics seminars. Designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of clinicians, program administrators, case managers, rehabilitation and other professionals providing supports and services to individuals with ABI and their families.

It is BIA-MA’s goal and hope that this series will serve to promote the development of clinically informed programs and services, which will in turn, enhance positive outcomes and the quality of life for persons living with an acquired brain injury.

Who should attend? Audiologists, Case Managers, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Family Counselors, Mental Health Clinicians, Neuropsychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, or Program Directors/Managers of residential, day and other programs that serve persons with ABI.

ABI CLINICAL CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES - 2022
Title: Acquired Brain Injury Certificate Training
Date & Time: February 3 & 10, 2022; 8:30am-4:45pm
Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, PhD
Description: This two-day continuing education program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the major categories of acquired brain injury (ABI), including neoplastic, traumatic, vascular, metabolic and infectious disorders of the central nervous system.
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Title: Cognitive Communication Disorders Following ABI
Date & Time: February 22, 2022; 8:30am-2:45pm
Faculty: Therese O’Neil-Pirozzi, Sc.D.
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Title: Seizure Disorders: Classification, Treatment and Neurobehavioral Aspects
Date & Time: March 16, 2022; 9:00am-1:15pm
Faculty: Siobhan Mckay, RN and Francesca LaVecchia, PhD
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Title: Acquired Brain Injury and the Family: A Biopsychosocial Perspective
Date & Time: Wednesday April 6, 2022; 1:00–4:15pm
Faculty: Neal McGrath, PhD; Panelists: Mojie Crigler, MFA; Janice Fender; Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD; Reva Tankle, Ph.D.
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Title: Covid-19: Neurocognitive and Psychological Effects
Date & Time: April 26, 2022; 1pm-4pm
Faculty: Gordon Horn, PhD
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Title: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome
Date & Time: May 4, 2022; 1pm-5pm
Faculty: Douglas Katz, PhD, Robert Stern, PhD, Jesse Mez, MD, Michael Alosco, PhD
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Title: Creating Therapeutic Environments for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury Part I: Universal Supports, Part II: Kaizen
Date & Time: May 18, 2022; 8:30am-3:45pm
Faculty: Dr. Susan Roberts,  PhD, LABA and Tara Johnson MS, CCC-SLP PhD
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Title: Substance Use Disorders and Acquired Brain Injury
Date & Time: June 15, 2022; 8:30am-4:30pm
Faculty: Frank Sparadeo, PhD
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Introductory Acquired Brain Injury Educational Programs

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts offers an introductory educational series regarding Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) via a Zoom platform. These presentations have been designed for staff who are currently providing services to individuals with ABI, as well as those who may be new to the field of brain injury.

Who should attend?
Participants for whom this series was developed include: Case Managers, Program Coordinators, Residential
Program Staff, Day Support Program (e.g., club house) and Day Habilitation Staff, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistants, Family Counselors and Other Mental Health Clinicians, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Home Health Agency Staff, and Community Support Workers.

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Questions? Contact the Education and Programs Department at education@biama.org or
call 508-475-0032.