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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.


Acquired Brain Injury and the Family: A Biopsychosocial Perspective
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Held virtually via Zoom 
Faculty: Moderator: Neal McGrath, Ph.D.
Panelists: Mojie Crigler, MFA, Janice Fender, BA, Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD and, Reva Tankle, Ph.D.
Description of Training: The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) since its inception has been committed to advocating for services/supports for persons with acquired brain injuries and their family members, who established the organization and promoted the development of public-funded programs. This training, which has been designed for clinicians and providers of rehabilitative and community-based services for persons with ABI, will provide an understanding of the impact of ABI on the family via facilitated discussions with family members related to persons with ABI.
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How to Obtain Your Continuing Education Credits: Professionals must sign in, attend the full training, and sign out at the end of the day. 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.