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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) impacts millions of individuals in North America every year. Common causes of TBIs include vehicular accidents, sports collisions (e.g., football and rugby), physical assault (e.g., domestic violence and robbery), and slip and falls in inclement weather. Regardless of the cause, TBIs can be defined as a head wound that seriously alters brain function. The consequences of TBIs can be short-term, like a concussion, or life-changing, such as a permanent disability or death. Regardless of the cause, sleep disturbances are a common consequence associated with TBI. Designed for professionals working in behavioral health settings, this training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions associated with sleep disturbances and disorders among client-based populations with a history of TBI. Special emphasis is placed on implications for screening, intake, and treatment and discharge planning throughout this training. Empirically based research findings and case study examples will be highlighted throughout this training. 


This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Define traumatic-brain injury (TBI).

b). Develop a working knowledge of the behavioral, emotional, social, and physical health consequences associated with TBI and sleep disturbances.

c). Discuss screening options appropriate for clients impacted by TBI and sleep disturbances.

d). Learn about treatment and intervention options for clients impacted by TBI and sleep disturbances.

e). Acquire an understanding of the existing empirical research on TBI and sleep disturbances.


Target Audience:

Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS is an Assistant Professor for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and is the lead developer and program director for the Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an Emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, Digestive Health Specialist, Gut Health Specialist, Stress and Mindset Coach, Sleep Science Coach, Sex Crimes & Relational Paraphilic Attachments (RPA), Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP), and a Problem Gambling treatment provider in the state of Minnesota. In addition to the certifications mentioned above, Jerrod also holds a micro-credential as an Executive Functions Consultant (EFC) and has completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), and the Mental Health First Aid USA certification training courses. Jerrod has published numerous articles and book chapters, and recently co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf. Email:

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