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ABI CONTINUING EDUCATIONEach year thousands of individuals sustain acquired brain injuries (ABI) in the United States, with leading causes including trauma, stroke, brain infections, brain tumors, anoxia and other metabolic disorders. These injuries may result in a wide range of disabling conditions, including physical, cognitive, and behavioral disorders, which necessitate comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation, and for many, long-term services and supports.

Service providers and staff working in community mental health settings, day health, residential, and other programs serving this population have identified the need for specialized training, with respect to ABI. In response to these expressed educational needs, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (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 two-day certificate training and advanced topics seminars. These educational programs have been 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 these educational programs will also 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.

Venue: UMASS Medical School Campus, Amphitheater/4th Floor, 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.

ABI CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES - SPRING 2019
ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY AND THE FAMILY: A BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m.)
Presentation Panel
Moderator
: Neal McGrath, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
Panelists:
-Mojie Crigler - Writer, editor, family member
-Janice Fender - Program director, family member
-Carolyn Roy-Bornstein - MD. family member
-Reva Tankle - Ph.D, Clinical Neuropsychologist
Continuing Education Credits: See flyer for details.
Description of Training:
This training, which has been designed for clinicians and providers of rehabilitative and community-based services for persons with ABI, will provide an understanding of the impact of ABI on the family via facilitated discussions with family members related to persons with ABI.

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ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY AND THE PROBLEM OF CHRONIC PAIN
Date & Time: Thursday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Faculty: Frank R. Sparadeo, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
Continuing Education Credits: See flyer for details.
Description of Training:
Events and situations that cause Acquired Brain Injury often result in various physical injuries or conditions that result in not only cognitive impairment and physical disability but also pain.

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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.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the differently abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: education@biama.org.

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