Benchmarks at Burrell: Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modifications for Patients with TBI

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019; Berrywood Conference Room, 3401 Berrywood, Columbia

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Featured Speakers:
Dr. Julie Gretler
Post-doctoral Fellow, Neuropsychology track
University of Missouri Department of Health Psychology, Adult Neuropsychology

Dr. Marianne L. McClain
University of Missouri, School of Health Professions, Columbia
Post-doctoral Adult Neuropsychology Fellow


This intermediate 4-hour workshop enables mental health providers to work more effectively with patients with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants will learn about the pathophysiology of TBI, including associated emotional, behavioral, and cognitive changes and the corresponding functional impact, as well as the expected recovery trajectory. The role of neuropsychological assessment results in therapy will be highlighted, demonstrating how to recognize the presence of TBI and how to manage key emotional and behavioral concerns (e.g., limited insight/judgement, aggression, impulsivity, cognitive overwhelm, etc.). Specific emphasis will be placed on presentation and practice of potential treatment modalities (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT, MI, cognitive rehabilitation) and specific mechanisms for modifying treatments for patients with TBI.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Explain common emotional, behavioral, and cognitive changes associated with TBI
  • Differentiate between the isolated and combined impact of TBI and symptoms of previously diagnosed mental health conditions
  • Describe effective strategies to manage key emotional/behavioral concerns in this population
  • Identify modifications to psychological interventions specific for patients with TBI

Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Berrywood Conference Room, 3401 Berrywood, Columbia
Cost: Burrell employees $25, all others $35
CEU credits: Full participation AND return of post-session survey earns 4 CEU credits
Questions: Call Mandy Vela at 417-761-5020 or e-mail

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