Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This is a free training course intended for service providers in Michigan's public service agencies, including Community Mental Health Services Providers, Department of Health and Human Services, MI Choice Waiver Agents, Area Agencies on Aging, Special Education professionals, and anyone who serves individuals with a brain injury. 

  • Duration: 1.0 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Traumatic Brain Injuries (Common Types, Frequency, and Severity)

This course covers the common types of traumatic brain injury in adults. This course will also provide participants with evidence-based research regarding the frequency and data surrounding the severity of these common traumatic brain injuries. 

Cognition and Traumatic Brain Injuries

This course will provide the participants with research and data regarding the common cognitive issues many clients face following a traumatic brain injury. This section will also cover recommendations for treating these cognitive issues. 

Psychological Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Within this section of the course, participants will be provided with information regarding common emotional and behavioral problems following a traumatic brain injury. This course will also provide recommendations and treatment strategies for those clients that have developed behavioral health problems. 

Additional Considerations

“Substance abuse is a risk factor for having a traumatic brain injury and traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for developing a substance abuse problem.” – John Corrigan, PhD

Course Objectives

Participants of this course will gain an understanding in the following areas:

  • Basic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 
  • Potential moderators of cognition and emotion after TBI
  • Cognitive Effects of TBI
  • Psychological Effects of TBI
  • Treatment of psychological problems after TBI
  • Caregiver Effects and Effects on Family Functioning following TBI

What People Are Saying

The course gave me a better understanding of the difficulties consumers endure concerning the stigma and prejudice of dealing with a mental illness.

- Rick L.