The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey offers comprehensive webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide you with valuable information, strategies and resources that can assist you. All webinars are free and open to the public.
If there is a webinar that you are unable to attend, you will be able to view the presentation within two weeks of the live broadcast. Click here to visit the Webinar Archive.
Caring for Caregivers
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Presented by: Ann Marie McLaughlin, PhD
Dr. Ann Marie McLaughlin obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland and completed an internship and post-doctoral work in neuropsychology. Dr. McLaughlin worked for 20 years in an acute rehabilitation hospital where she held positions including Director of Psychology and Program Manager for the Stroke, Chronic Pain and Brain Injury programs. She was responsible for the start up of a 45 bed brain injury unit, focusing on program development, program outcomes, and staff supervision in the inpatient unit as well as outpatient services, including a mild head injury program. In 2001, she became the Clinical Director of ReMed’s Outpatient, Home and Community Based Services. She is co-chair of the Brain Injury Home and Community Based Treatment Task Force of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, focusing on issues of cognitive rehabilitation and community integration. She has published articles on topics related to brain injury, neuropsychology, chronic pain, staff stress and family coping, and has presented on these topics at numerous conferences. She is former Secretary and current Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
Objectives for this workshop:
– Review stressors of caregiving
– Review unique aspects of recovery and re-integration related to caring for someone with a brain injury
– Discuss conflict laden issues in brain injury recovery
– Review coping and stress management strategies
Deep Thinking Through Improved Sleep
Monday, January 22, 2018
Presented by: Jim Foster
Jim Foster serves as the Assistant Clinical Director at ReMed, a provider of rehabilitation and residential services to adult traumatic brain injury survivors. He has also spent the past five year as Adjunct Faculty at Harcum College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Jim has served as a Facility Rehab Coordinator with Prostep Rehab and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. He was Assistant Chief of Occupational Therapy at Temple University Hospital where he currently provides PRN Occupational Therapy services. Jim has presented at multiple regional and national conferences on traumatic brain injury rehab.
There is a significant amount of traumatic brain injury survivors who experience sleep disorders during their recovery. Research will be presented that discusses impact, specifically on cognition. In addition, causes specific to traumatic brain injury survivors and effective interdisciplinary interventions will be discussed to address this key feature that
is present in many survivor’s lives.
Discharged from Rehab: Now What?
Presented by: Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Connie Domingo, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R
Tiffany Forest, MSW, LSW
Jennifer Goldman, MA, CCC-SLP/CBIS
Maria Arlyn Gonzales, RN, BSN, CRRN
Katlyn Kristeller, PT, DPT
Alexandra Poporad, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Jessica Redecker, RN, BSN
About Connie Domingo, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R: Board certified as a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Connie Domingo has been with Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital since 1999. As the Medical Director, she is in charge of all the clinical management and therapy prescriptions for children/adolescents served at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her training at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Domingo served as Chief Resident for Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and received accolades, including Temple University Hospital’s PM & R Resident of the Year Award and Albert Einstein Medical Center’s Student Teacher Award in Pediatrics.
Dr. Domingo´s areas of expertise include pediatric traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spasticity, pain management, neuromuscular diseases, and sports medicine. She is on staff as a consultant physician at Shriner’s Hospital, Cooper University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has recently been recognized by her peers by being selected “Top Doctors for Children’s Health 2017” in the Inside Jersey Magazine.
Goals of the webinar:
- – Understand medical complications and follow up with specialists
- – Discuss the transition back to home/community
- – Review transitioning back to school
- – Examine financial and supportive services in the community
Sex and Intimacy After TBI
Presenter: Tina M. Trudel, PhD
Dr. Trudel is the CEO/Clinical Neuropsychologist with Northeast Evaluation Specialists, northern New England’s largest provider of outpatient neuropsychological and functional capacity evaluations. She previously was COO of a national continuum of brain injury centers for civilians and service members, including as Site Director of the DVBIC program in Charlottesville, while Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UVA Medical School. She previously supervised post-doctoral neuropsychology fellows at Dartmouth Medical School, and contributed over 50 publications to the field, including co-editing the Essential Brain Injury Guide core text for ACBIS certification. She received BIAA’s 2008 Founder’s Award for her work and advocacy in brain injury rehabilitation.
This webinar provides:
– A discussion of aspects of sexuality after TBI, as changes in sexual functioning and satisfaction are common.
– Explore how sexual expression occurs in the context of intimate relationships, where aspects of intimacy may be affected by depression, cognitive changes, memory loss and other factors that may occur post-TBI.
– New ideas and promote interest regarding better integration of sexuality into the post-TBI rehabilitation and life experience.