Traumatic Brain Injury: Mental Health Considerations

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento

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Join the Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology (BMN) Section 

in our first presentation of the year:


"Traumatic Brain Injury: Mental Health Considerations"


Joel W. Solomon, Psy.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation Center


Description: 

More than 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and more than 5.3 million people live with the long-term effects of TBI. Brain injury can impact functioning across many domains, including cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, occupational, and interpersonal functioning. Psychiatric symptoms are very common in this population, yet mental health providers are often uncomfortable with or not knowledgeable about TBI and its role in these symptoms. This presentation will provide a general overview of TBI, including definition, prevalence, neuropathology, symptoms, and recovery, and highlight important clinical considerations for working with this population as a mental health provider.


Objectives: As a results of this presentation, participants will have a better understanding of

the following: 

1) Definition of TBI

2) Common signs and symptoms of TBI

3) Expected recovery following TBI

4) Management of concussion

5) Mental health considerations for working with individuals with TBI.



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