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Online Virtual ABI Training:

Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery and Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury (Level 1)

Date: September 13-14, 2021 AND September 23-24, 2021 (4 days total)

REGISTER ONLINE HERE  or DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Approved by VRA Canada for 24.5 Continuing Education Hours – Certificates available upon request

In response to COVID-19, OBIA remains committed to provide training for individuals working with people with brain injuries. This certificate course will now be accessible through a live online virtual classroom and will be interactive with breakout rooms and small group discussions.

New for 2021! This course has been revised to incorporate the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI into the curriculum. Participants will now learn how to implement these guidelines in their daily work with clients!

This four day Certificate Training Program will provide you with information, techniques, strategies and interventions that will equip you to better support people with ABI.  Some topics include:

  • Introduction to Neurorehabilitation: Where brain and function meet
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation
  • Facilitating cognitive function in everyday life
  • Behavioural challenges and facilitating participation in life roles
  • Relationship building: Supporting engagement in social roles and developing adaptive social networks
  • Risk management: Seeking a balance between protection and risk
Dr. Dawn Good

Dawn Good, PhD, C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, in the Department of Psychology (currently, Chair) and Centre for Neuroscience teaching behavioural neuroscience, physiological psychology, and human neuropsychology at both the graduate (PhD, Master’s) and undergraduate levels. She holds research grants in the areas of paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) and cognitive functions/strategies for persons with ABI. She also serves as a consultant Psychologist to brain injury rehabilitation programs across Ontario, including a regionally-located community-based program, Anagram Premier.

 

Dr. Sherrie Beiman-Copland

Sherrie Bieman-Copland, PhD, C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist who practices in the areas of neuropsychology and rehabilitation. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and is owner of Bieman-Copland & Associates. She also serves as a consultant psychologist to various community-based rehabilitation programs.

 

 

Deidre Sperry

Deidre Sperry MSc, S-LP(C) is a registered Speech Language Pathologist and has been practising for more than 15 years. Dee works in private practice and focuses her work on helping people with acquired brain injuries. In addition to working directly with people living with ABI, she has worked with others to develop various assessment and treatment tools that are now used all over the world. She was also a member of the Expert Panel for the development of the Preferred Practice Guidelines for Cognitive Communication Disorders.

 

 

Day 1

  • Introduction to ABI: Who am I now?
  • Etiology of ABI. What happens to the brain during a traumatic event?
  • Brain and function
  • Introduction to Neurorehabilitation: Where brain and function meet
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation I: Functional assessment
  • Personal adjustment after brain injury: Acceptance, self-esteem and personal identity

Day 2

  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation II: What do you want to accomplish? Defining dreams, goals and outcome measures
  • Foundations of Neurorehabilitation III: How will you accomplish the what? Treatment planning
  • Introduction to cognitive rehabilitation: Assisting abilities and activities
  • Facilitating cognitive function in everyday life
  • What do I do when…? Discussion of class generated examples

Day 3

  • Behavioural challenges and facilitating participation in life roles ·
  • Neurorehabilitation on the front line: Collaboration, prevention and consistency
  • Using behaviour change principles in Neurorehabilitation: The importance of doing no harm
  • What do I do when…? Discussion of class generated examples

Day 4

  • Relationship building: Facilitating participation in social roles and developing adaptive social networks
  • Risk management: Seeking a balance between protection and risk
  • Family Issue