INSIGHT FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY

COURSE LOCATION: Webcast at Home/Office
Date: 10/07/2020



INSTRUCTORS: Kit Malia & Anne Brannagan
'The patient needs and deserves a time to place his or her tragedy into perspective and to construct their life not in spite of brain damage but in the face of it'

George Prigatano (1992)


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This 4 hour webcast is suitable for professionals working with adults who have insight problems following brain injury. The course presents a practical model within which to understand awareness and acceptance problems following brain injury. The webcast encourages the development of practical activities that can be put into practice within teams.

 

This a 'Webcast on Demand' meaning that you can watch it at any point during the broadcast, which lasts for 24 hours; you can rewind, pause or fast forward; watch it all in one go, or split it up as suits you.



AIMS:

  • To extend skills and knowledge about the concept of insight following brain injury
  • To introduce materials that can be used to assess insight
  • To provide practical treatment approaches to take away and use with clients/patients

Programme

INTRODUCTION

Defining 'insight'; understanding related terms; awareness and acceptance.

MECHANISMS OF AWARENESS
Practical exercise - how to know what are you're strengths and weaknesses; why awareness problems exist following brain injury; denial as a protective mechanism; effects of cognitive, executive and metacognitive problems.


AREAS OF THE BRAIN INVOLVED IN AWARENESS
Presentation of the concept of Association Cortex with Heteromodal and Unimodal dimensions.

WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE AWARENESS?
The importance of dealing with awareness issues; implications for rehabilitation


A PRACTICAL MODEL OF AWARENESS
Presenting Crosson et al's model (1989) with modifications; intellectual awareness; emergent awareness; anticipatory awareness.

ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS
Assessment using Crosson et al's model (1989)


TREATMENT OF AWARENESS
Issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress and denial.


ADJUSTMENT ISSUES
How to tell people; the grieving process; loss; how to deal with the distress/anger

WHAT DO YOU NEED NOW


Workshop Fee: £100.00

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