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.
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
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