This workshop provides an introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including mechanisms of TBI as well as signs, symptoms, severity levels, and rates of TBI in civilian and military populations. Recommendations for assessing, managing, and treating TBI are reviewed. The overlap between TBI and PTSD are discussed and the importance of care coordination strategies, resources, and services available to patients with TBI and their families are reviewed. This course is intended for mental health providers or medical professionals interested in gaining competency in working with individuals (military or civilian) who have sustained a TBI. The training hours vary for this course depending on audience needs.
- To identify signs, symptoms, severity levels and types of TBI as well as rule-outs for disorders with symptom overlap.
- To recognize neuropsychological screenings and tests for TBI and describe treatment options based on severity.
- To learn care coordination strategies and available resources for TBI patients and their families.
Introduction to Screening, Brief, Intervention, Refer, and Treat (SBIRT) (5 hours)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. This five (5) hour training addresses:
- Identifying main components of SBIRT
- Explaining research and support for SBIRT rationale
- How to use motivational strategies to implement SBIRT effectively
- Using the CRAFFT and ASSIST measuring instruments