Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Needs

BHECN partnered with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska for this two-part webinar series:


The Intersection of Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Needs is a two-part webinar series that will provide an overview of brain injuries, how to screen for them, and the effects of physical and emotional trauma on the brain. The unique symptoms, needs, and treatments for individuals with brain injuries are discussed. Peggy Reisher, the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska and Dr. Matthew Garlinghouse of UNMC's Department of Neurological Sciences present.


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Brain Injury, the Invisible Injury 

Peggy Reisher, MSW and 
Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD 


PowerPoint Slides: Brain Injury The Invisible Injury

How Trauma Affects the Brain  

Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD 


PowerPoint Slides: How Trauma Affects the Brain


peggy_reisher_photo.jpgPeggy Reisher, MSW has worked in the field of brain injury for over 25 years.  She helped establish the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) in 2009 and became the executive director in July 2013. BIA-NE’s mission is to create a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support. Prior to working for the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, she spent 14 years on the traumatic brain injury unit at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. 

Reisher has a bachelor's degree in social work from UNK and a master’s degree in social work from UNO.  Reisher is currently the president-elect of the United States Brain Injury Alliance and on the Munroe Meyer Institute Board of Directors.

matthew-garlinghous_photo_cropped.jpgMatthew A. Garlinghouse completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Dakota.  He completed his APA approved internship and fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at Dartmouth Medical School (now Geisel School of Medicine).  

He is an assistant professor of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He works as a full-time Clinical Neuropsychologist evaluating patients with epilepsy, CNS cancer and brain injury.  His research projects involve the assessment of survivors of intimate partner violence for brain injury.


For questions please contact Bailey Wrenn, MA or 402-559-5145.