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New Curriculum: Scope of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is now offering “Scope of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)”, a two-hour, on-site training that aims to teach the basics of ABI while exploring causes, mechanisms of injury, reviews factors that affect recovery and outcome, and explains common cognitive and behavioral consequences following an injury. This training will also review the history of brain injury services in Massachusetts, highlighting the role of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.  Scope of ABI curriculum is appropriate for direct care staff, clinical staff (nurses, social workers, case managers) and administration, and offers 2 credit hours of continuing education for several disciplines and offers 2 credit hours of continuing education for several disciplines upon request.

This course aims to:

  • Identify the common causes of ABI
  • Discuss factors which affect recovery & outcomes after an ABI
  • Describe common consequences of ABI, including cognitive, physical, and behavioral changes

For information on scheduling and pricing, please contact: Beth Pusey, Education Manager

For additional educational opportunities, including our Acquired Brain Injury Continuing Education Clinical Series, please visit:

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. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the differently abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please