Acquired Brain Injury/Substance Use Disorders: Dual Diagnosis Treatment Strategies & The Role Of TR In Rehabilitation

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This course provides a comprehensive functional domain approach to treating individuals with a dual diagnosis of Acquired Brain Injury and Substance Use Disorder. Participants of the course will learn about how the symptoms of concussions, mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries impact the individual’s rehabilitation potential, carryover of strategies, and future with being able to a maintain sobriety and safety awareness. This course also identifies rehabilitation challenges which the individual may experience due to behavioral, cognitive, and physical deficits with appropriate assessment and treatment methods.

Course Objectives

  • To learn about the functional impact of an Acquired Brain Injury as a result of Substance Use Disorder SUD.

  • To identify and define the different types of Acquired Brain Injuries from mild to severe as a result of Substance Use Disorder SUD

  • Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • To increase awareness of deficits and strategies to assist effective carryover of therapeutic tasks.

  • To gain knowledge of common assessments used in TBI Rehabilitation.

  • Increase problem solving with neurobehavioral patients and how it may impact rehabilitation potential.

Eryn Friedman-Sinclair, MA, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

I graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services from Ithaca College obtaining my CTRS , completed my Master’s Degree in school counseling from Seton Hall University in 2010, and recently completed my certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Currently I teach at Kean University in the Recreation Therapy Department and for past 16 years have worked at the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at their Center for Head Injuries. I have experience providing therapeutic recreation services for adults with mild to severe brain injuries and stroke in the acute care and subacute rehabilitation settings.

Eryn Friedman Sinclair, MA, CTRS

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