Understanding and Dealing with Behaviour Problems after Brain Injury

COURSE LOCATION: Webcast at Home/Office
Date: 02/11/2020



INSTRUCTORS: Kit Malia & Anne Brannagan
'Emotional/Behavioural disorders pose the most significant barriers to rehabilitation efforts with the traumatic brain injured individual and ultimately these problems prevent successful community living. Many experts suggest that these are the most difficult problems to understand, predict and treat'.

Burke, 1988


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This 4 hour webcast is suitable for people working with adults who have emotional or behavioural problems following brain injury.

The course focuses on developing an understanding of how and why such problems occur, and how best to assess and treat them.

 

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 emotional and behavioural issues following neurological injury
  • To develop understanding of the causes of emotional and behavioural problems
  • To explore approaches to assessment
  • To provide practical approaches to take away and apply

Programme

 

INTRODUCTION & DEFINITIONS
Definition of emotions. Primary and Secondary emotions. The difference between emotions and feelings. Why is it important to consider emotional and behavioural problems following neurological injury?

 

THE NEUROANATOMY OF EMOTIONS
Are we wired at birth? The limbic structures. The amygdala. The high and low roads of emotions. Neurochemistry and emotions.

 

THE EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL CONSEQUENCES OF NEUROLOGICAL INJURY
Anxiety, Emotional lability, Depression, Anger, Irritability, Aggression, Impulsivity, Disinhibition, Inflexibility, Obsessive behaviour, Self centredness, Insight, Awareness, Disorders of Arousal, Drive and Motivation

 

THE CAUSES OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS 
Organic damage. Pre-injury personality. Cognitive and executive changes. The environment. How staff can cause problems. Awareness. Denial. Adjustment issues

 

ASSESSMENT OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS
The 6 stage assessment process. Psychosocial assessment tools. Assessment of overt behavioural problems

 

TREATMENT OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS
How to improve emotional and behavioural problems using cognitive rehabilitation, psychological support, anxiety management techniques, education of staff, patient & relatives, and drug therapy

 

TREATMENT (Continued) & LEARNING REVIEW
How to deal with emotional and behavioural problems using behavioural management techniques. Consolidation of learning from the course

 


Workshop Fee: £100.00

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