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34th Annual West Michigan Brain Injury Network Symposium

  • Prince Conference Center at Calvin College 1800 East Beltline Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49546 United States (map)

Course Description:

Topic:  International Cognitive Rehab Guidelines and Relevant Clinical Practices


·            Understand the history of cognitive rehabilitation guideline development

·            Be familiar with recommended guidelines for treatment of attention, memory, executive function and communication disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

·            Discuss clinician perspectives on use of cognitive rehabilitation guidelines

·            Identify the limitations of cognitive rehabilitation guidelines 


Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP, FACRM, Ohio State University
Topic:  Comparative Effectiveness of TBI Rehabilitation Interventions


·            Define different therapeutic approaches used in inpatient rehabilitation

·            Identify factors in the delivery of rehabilitation that may influence effectiveness

·            Evaluate the comparative effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches and factors in service delivery

·            Describe methods to facilitate implementation of findings 


Jennie Ponsford, AO, BA(Hons), PhD, MAPsS, Monash University   

Topic:  The Nature, Evolution, Predictors, Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders Following TBI


·            Understand the factors that might contribute to psychiatric problems following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

·            Identify the most common psychiatric disturbances following traumatic brain injury and their time course

·            Examine predictors of psychiatric disorders after TBI

·            Discuss the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating anxiety and depression after TBI 


Hilary Touchett, PhD(c), RN, CRRN, CBIS, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Topic:  Virtual Environments for Social Communication and Social Support Groups in Community Dwelling Survivors of Brain Injury



·            Discuss current trends in computer games for brain injury rehabilitation

·            Recognize signs and symptoms of poor social interaction

·            Identify alternative social support resources available for the TBI community

·            Develop an implementation plan to provide and/or expand social support resources for your community 




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CE Value (credits): 6
CE Type: Standard

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Bonita Pawloski