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How Traumatic Brain Injury Affects the Behavioral Health Process

Friday, November 20, 2020

9:00AM - 4:00PM

with Dan Overton, LMHC, Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Location: Online

Continuing Education: 5.5

Cost: Free

Who Should Attend:

This training is open to all RVP Volunteer Providers, social workers, mental health counselors, and community providers.

What You Will Learn: A brain injury can complicate the behavioral health (BH) process, is often invisible, misunderstood and yet it is prevalent in our military/veteran population. It can be very difficult for a BH provider to properly assess and establish how and/or how much a brain injury is contributing to and/or exacerbating symptoms. Brain injuries hardly exist in a vacuum and are often found associated with and linked to BH issues such as PTSD, SUD and more.

While the BH provider cannot be expected to be an expert it can increase the success of the client to know more about what brain injury is, how to identify it, when/why/how and where to refer and how to incorporate brain injury into treatment plans. This presentation will examine the tools used in evaluation, comorbidity and how to build effective treatment plans in an interactive and engaging way.

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