Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Needs

BHECN is partnering with Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska for this two-part webinar series:

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The Intersection of Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Needs

The two-part webinar series 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.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, psychologists, advanced practice providers, and nurses.

Presenters:

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Peggy Reisher, MSW

Peggy 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.

   
 
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Matthew A. Garlinghouse, Ph.D.

Matthew 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.

 

Upcoming Webinars: 

Brain Injury, the Invisible Injury
May 27, 2020  Noon - 1 PM (Central)

CID: 45623

Presented by: Matthew A. Garlinghouse, Ph.D. and Peggy Reisher

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Define brain injury and a way to recognize brain injury through the use of a screening tool.
  2. Describe the difference and overlap between symptoms of brain injury, cognitive disabilities, and mental illness.
  3. Identify alternative responses in meeting the unique needs of those with brain injury in the behavioral health system.

Click to Register: Brain Injury, the Invisible Injury


How Trauma Affects the Brain
June 3, 2020   Noon - 1 PM (Central)

CID: 45624

Presented by: Matthew A. Garlinghouse, Ph.D. 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe the lasting changes in the brain associated with physical and emotional trauma to the brain.
  2. Explore the impact of traumatic experience on development, memory, learning, attachment, health, and social skills
  3. Describe the ways to manage the effects of injury to the brain.

Click to Register: How Trauma Affects the Brain


Continuing Education

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates each live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Each activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.