Pre-Conference Workshop

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Strategies for the Identification and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Non-Clinical Settings

This workshop is intended for professionals working with individuals who may be dealing with brain injury; it is appropriate for case managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, social workers, therapists and more. It is perfect for anyone frustrated with a client or the system.

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Presented by: Kim Gorgens, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Kim Gorgens is a full-time Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She teaches Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior, manages a portfolio of TBI-related research, and has lectured extensively on those issues (including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 TED talk on brain injuries in jail, several NPR spots and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper).

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When?

Friday,  October 28th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

What?

 4 hour workshop $125.   Limited seats available!  Registration for both events or the pre-conference workshop only is available.

A limited number of scholarships are available from DARS, for more information contact Christiane Miller at Christiane.miller@dars.virginia.gov 

Attendees will learn tools and methods to quickly identify brain injury history in any setting, assess cognitive functioning and psychosocial vulnerabilities, and translate the screening results to customized recommendations for the individual. Participants will be provided with compelling management strategies for the most common consequences of brain injury and how to best support clients. Dr. Gorgens is a nationally respected clinician, who has lectured extensively and conducted groundbreaking research; the management strategies that will be reviewed are informed by 20+ years of work with thousands of clients and hundreds of providers and paraprofessionals.  Registered attendees will also have access to materials and screening tools and Dr. Gorgen’s expert advice on your cases.

Where?

The training will take place in-person at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke VA

Register Here for the Pre-Conference Workshop Only or both the Pre-Conference Workshop and Making Headway Conference.

Register Here for the Pre-Conference Workshop Only or for Both the Pre-Conference Workshop and Making Headway Conference.

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This project was supported [in part] by Grant #90TBSG0070-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official policy of ACL or DARS.