Education and Training
BIA-MA is dedicated to educating the public about brain injury, as well as providing the latest information and resources to professionals, medical providers, caregivers, survivors and families.
BIA-MA serves as a centralized source of education for medical professionals and individuals working or aspiring to work in the field of brain injury. BIA-MA also offers educational programs to survivors, family members, and the general public.
BIA-MA's education and training offerings include:
- MRC Provider Trainings
- Ivy Street School/BIA-MA Annual Excellence in Special Education Summit
- ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series
- BIA-MA Annual Brain Injury Conference
- ACBIS Brain Injury Certification Program
Upcoming Education and Training Events
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|When||When/Where||Who Should Attend|
|Managing Difficult Behaviors with ABI Clients||Sep 23
|Health care providers: Residential and day program managers as well as direct care staff.
|Ivy Street School / BIA-MA Second Annual Excellence in Special Education Summit||Sep 30||Ivy Street School
200 Ivy St.
Brookline, MA 02446
|Medical professionals, parents, family members, teachers, and providers.
|ABI Clinical Continuing Education Series||Fall 2015||TBD||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|
|35th Annual BIA-MA Brain Injury Conference||Mar 24, 2016||Best Western
181 Boston Post Rd Marlboro, MA
|Audiologists, Case Managers, Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Educators, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists|
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and BIA-MA are hosting ABI training at four locations. These trainings are for health care providers: Residentional Directors/Managers and Day Program Directors as well as direct care staff. Register now!
The objectives of this training are:
- To better commuicate with people with ABI to increase independent, appropriate behavior
- To utilize effective strategies to prevent aggression
- To utilize effective strategies to foster meaningful actions
Presenter: Susan Magocsi, D.Sc., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Mass Rehab Commission
These workshops will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on the following dates:
- Sep 23 Western Region – Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
- Oct 14 Boston & MetroWest Region – Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Westborough, MA
- Oct 21 Southeast Region – Univ. of Mass – Dartmouth, MA
- Oct 28 Northeast & Central Region – Devens Commons, Devens, MA
Education and Training Archive
For more information about BIA-MA's education programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (508) 475-0032.