18 students

This course combines two presentations on emotional and mental health concerns that may arise after brain injury. The programs discuss substance abuse and PTSD, particularly in the veteran population, as well as the emotional impact of brain injury. These issues and treatment options are explored, as the presenters focus on therapeutic attention to these problems and the importance of including mental health services in a rehabilitation plan.

Brain Injury, Substance Abuse and PTSD
Presented by Zachary Randolph, MA, MAC, CASAC, CAMS-1

Zachary Randolph of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center provides insight into the issues of substance abuse and PTSD after brain injury, with a particular focus on veterans and service members returning from combat. This program was recorded at the BIANYS Professional Symposium on June 14, 2017.

Viewers will learn to:

  • Identify the similarities between symptoms of Substance Use, PTSD & TBI
  • Describe the SJRC Veteran Program
  • Describe strategies to help those challenged by substance abuse disorders/symptoms

Healing the Emotional Impact of mTBI: An Overview of the Experience of the Injured Individual and Loved Ones
Presented by Mary Daigneault, LCSW-R

Mary Daigneault, a psychotherapist in private practice in the Capital District, offers an overview of the emotional challenges that a person recovering from a brain injury faces throughout recovery. The presentation offers insight into this often-overlooked element of recovery, highlighting common concerns, and showcasing the need for support throughout the recovery process. This program was recorded at the BIANYS Professional Symposium on June 8, 2016.

Viewers will learn to:

  • Identify 3 ways mild TBI impacts daily functioning of survivors
  • Describe 3 aspects of emotional impact of mTBI survivors & loved ones

Know support/facilitate emotional healing sources for mTBI survivors

Webinar Instructions:

BIANYS professional development webinars are simple and efficient. You will receive useful information and acknowledgment for taking this course.

Some courses have more than one video. From the course curriculum, expand the first lesson and click on the link for the lesson. This will open a new section for that lesson. Once you finish the lesson, click on the “complete” button.

If you are filling out a form that corresponds to a video, click on the “submit” button once it is completed.

To complete the course, make sure you return to the main page for the course. Close out the lesson section, then click on  the “finish course” button. A certificate is automatically generated.