If you attended the Brain Injury Alliance of NM Behavioral Health training (Hope & Healing) last Nov. 13, 2020, you M.I.G.H.T. think the Sept 11, 2021 Zoom training I recently emailed you about is a repeat. It is not a repeat. This is the next step in treating and providing ethically and culturally appropriate care for people living with brain injury.
Developed in NM for diverse NM cultural populations, this is the introduction to the model of psychotherapy we (Mark Pedrotty with kids and me with adults) use with patients with brain injury. The only other professionals who use it are across the U.S., in Canada, and in Brazil. It is called Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapy for Brain Injury. It’s a heuristic into which we fold evidence-based treatments.
If you treat people in NM, you almost certainly treat people living with brain injury, whether it’s come up or not. NM provides many fewer resources to residents with brain injury than Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and many other states. So we are literally desperate to train behavioral health providers in this model. Why? Because when people with brain injury get therapy for emotional, substance, and psychiatric issues and their cognitive issues aren’t addressed, they get stuck!
And because I am the only therapist trained in this model in NM other than Mark (Sr Clinical Psychologist at Carrie Tingley Hospital Outpatient, Professor in UNM SOM, president of the Brain Injury Alliance of NM) who developed it, we need more therapists to whom we can refer folks who contact BIANM for help. (Am I begging? Yes, pretty much!)
This is the first of what we expect to be numerous regular training sessions (when you attend on Sept 11, you will have a voice in the decision of “how often!”) We will also offer a case consultation group, so you can get effective help with treating folks with brain injury.
Trauma and brain injury go hand-in-hand. Brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. Still, it disproportionally affects all marginalized and oppressed racial populations, abused children and children with ADHD; patients with serious mental health problems; substance abuse, homeless, and domestic violence populations; veterans and student-athletes; and adult prisoners and juvenile justice populations.
For patients with a history of brain injury, treatment for trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health problems is more effective when we address and treat for brain injury.
See flyer here: Intro_to_icrp_flier – 9.11.21
Please register now!
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, from 9 am to noon on Zoom. Three NASW-approved Cultural CEUs
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