There are very few injuries or medical conditions that can impact every aspect of a person. Brain injury does not just impact the individual, it impacts their family members and their loved ones. Learn the prevalence, causes, and consequences of traumatic brain injury as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
Presenter: Thomas A. Martin, PsyD, ABPP Thomas A. Martin, Psy.D., ABPP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Martin is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology and in 2008 was the recipient of this organizations’ Early Career Service Award. Dr. Martin has numerous publications related to the assessment and management of central nervous system dysfunction and he is currently conducting research in the area of traumatic brain injury. He is co-editor of the text, Geriatric Neuropsychology: Practice Essentials and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals, Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Martin is Immediate Past President of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and he recently served as an expert member of an invited task force that was established to develop a comprehensive report for the U.S. Congress that outlined recommendations to address the traumatic brain injury and psychological needs of returning military personnel.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.
Many children suffer from recurrent or chronic pain that is not due to a medical problem. This type of pain is referred to as functional pain. The most common types of functional pain reported by children are recurrent stomachaches and headaches. The cost of functional pain is considerable. Children with functional pain make frequent doctor visits and are often referred to tertiary care facilities. In addition, several hundred thousand school days are lost each month as a result of functional pain and school absences can negatively impact a child’s academic and social development. A number of psychological interventions have been found to be highly effective in decreasing the frequency, duration, and intensity of pain episodes. Nevertheless, it can be difficult for families to access effective treatment.
Validation is a critical component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a skill which practitioners will need to learn, practice, and fine tune in order to be truly effective. Dr. Ronda Oswalt Reitz talks with us about who benefits most by the use of validation. She also explains in detail the Six Levels of Validation as proposed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the architect of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Understanding and practicing these validation levels will help you as a clinician and the people you serve to engage each other in an open, trusting, therapeutic environment.