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ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series

ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series - This training series was developed in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Continuing Education Credits are available for professionals in certain fields.

Venue: UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/2nd Fl., 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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    
Program Directors/Managers of residential, day and other programs that serve persons with ABI.

Courses at-a-glance

NeuroBehavioral Disorders Associated with ABI: Meeting the Challenges
Date & Time:
October 18, 2017 (Wednesday), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D. & Susan Roberts, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Credits: Click here.
Learn more: View/Download Flyer

Learning Objectives:
1. The common neurobehavioral consequences of acquired brain injury (ABI).
2. Basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and their application to addressing neurobehavioral disorders associated with ABI.
3. The common neurocognitive consequences of ABI.
4. Strategies for responding to behavioral dysregulation in persons with a history of ABI.
5. Strategies for teaching compensatory skills to enhance functioning and positive outcomes.

Functional NeuroAnatomy Review
Date & Time: November 15, 2017 (Wednesday), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
Faculty: Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Credits: Click here.
Learn more: View/Download Flyer

Learning Objectives:
1. The functional components of the human central nervous system (CNS), including cortical and subcortical (brain stem and spinal cord) structures
2. To describe the functional systems within the CNS, including sensory, motor, ventricular and vascular systems
3. Basic neuropathology of CNS lesions and the associated sequelae related to both acquired and congenital encephalopathies and other disorders.

Substance Abuse and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Date & Time:
December 1, 2017 (Friday), 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:
$250 BIA-MA Members, $275 Non-members
Faculty:
Francis R. Sparadeo, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Credits: Click here.
Learn more: View/Download Flyer

Learning Objectives:
1. The clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders, including misuse/overuse of prescribed and OTC medications.
2. The relationship of substance abuse to the occurrence of ABI.
3. Recommended approaches and procedures for assessing individuals with ABI and substance abuse.
4. The impact of commonly abused substances on cognitive function.
5. Recommended approaches and treatment models for the combined problem of ABI and substance abuse, including pain management.

How to obtain your Continuing Education Credits: Professionals must sign in, attend the full training, and sign out at the end of the day. Evaluations must be submitted to receive continuing education credits.
A certificate showing hours attended will be awarded to all participants.

Program Planner/Instructional Personnel Relationship Disclosure Information for ASHA

Contact the Education Department at education@biama.org or call 508-475-0032 for questions.