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ABI CONTINUING EDUCATIONEach year thousands of individuals sustain acquired brain injuries (ABI) with the leading causes including trauma, stroke, brain infections, brain tumors, anoxia and other metabolic disorders. These injuries may result in a wide range of disabling conditions, including physical, cognitive, and behavioral disorders, which necessitate comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation, and for many, long-term services and supports.

Service providers and staff working in community mental health settings, day health, residential, and other programs serving this population have identified the need for specialized training, with respect to ABI. In response to these expressed educational needs, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) has developed, in collaboration with experts in the field of brain injury, an Acquired Brain Injury clinical continuing education series, which includes a two-day certificate training and advanced topics seminars. These educational programs have been designed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of clinicians, program administrators, case managers, rehabilitation and other professionals providing supports and services to individuals with ABI and their families. It is BIA-MA’s goal and hope that these educational programs will also serve to promote the development of clinically-informed programs and services, which will in turn, enhance positive outcomes and the quality of life for persons living with an acquired brain injury.

Who should attend?

Audiologists Case Managers Certified Brain Injury Specialists
Family Counselors Mental Health Clinicians Neuropsychologists
Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists
Psychologists Rehabilitation Counselors Social Workers
Speech/Language Pathologists    
Program Directors/Managers of residential, day and other programs that serve persons with ABI.


Seizure Disorders: Classification, Treatment and Neurobehavioral Aspects
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 9:00am–1:15pm
Registration:  This is a virtual training program and will be hosted via ZOOM
Faculty: Siobhan McKay, RN and Francesca LaVecchia, Ph.D.
Description of Presentation: This training has been designed to provide participants with an overview of seizures and epileptic syndromes, their treatment, and associated neurobehavioral manifestations. The new classification system issued in 2017 by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the world’s primary scientific organization devoted to the study of epilepsy, will be reviewed.

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How to Obtain Your Continuing Education Credits: Professionals must sign in and attend the full training. Evaluations must be submitted to receive continuing education credits. A certificate showing hours attended will be awarded to all participants.

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Questions? Contact the Education and Programs Department at or
call 508-475-0032.