Cognitive Rehabilitation for Practicing Clinicians
The Cognitive Rehabilitation for Practicing Clinicians course is designed by practicing clinicians for practicing clinicians. Aimed at allied health practitioners and clinical psychologists, this interactive course combines didactics, case studies, and interactive learning experiences to expand your knowledge base and comfort level in addressing both traditional and complex (dual diagnosis) cognitive rehabilitation clients.
Participants will review clinically applicable models of attention, memory, and executive function and identify how these can formally or conceptually guide daily practice. A variety of assessment approaches and measures will be discussed for challenging populations such as TBI, stroke, mental health, and age-related cognitive decline. Whether your assessment setting is cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations, inpatient screens, or outpatient evaluations, treatment planning exercises will help you turn assessment results into actionable therapy goals. This 2-day course is a highly applicable learning opportunity for both the seasoned clinician as well as those new to cognitive rehabilitation, and will help solidify your role as a cognitive expert on your team.
Part I. Foundations of Cognitive Rehabilitation
1.1 The participant will explore and operationally define attention, memory, and executive function constructs and neuroanatomic correlates of each.
1.2 The participant will discuss clinical models of attention, memory, and executive function and identify which ones are most relevant to daily practice.
1.3 The participant will identify how clinical models of cognitive processes are expressed in daily practice.
1.4 The participant will identify traditional and non-traditional clinical profiles of injuries and illnesses and discuss implications on daily functioning.
Part II. Cognitive Evaluation and Treatment
2.1 The participant will review traditional evaluation concepts including safety, reliability, validity, practicality, and utility and apply them to cognitive assessment.
2.2 The participant will explore traditional and non-traditional evaluation approaches for attention, memory, and executive function.
2.3 The participant will analyze and apply various attention, memory, and executive function treatment approaches.
2.4 The participant will engage in interactive cognitive rehabilitation treatment planning.
Part III. Applied Cognitive Rehabilitation
3.1 The participant will construct evaluation and treatment plans for case studies
3.2 The participant will critically review evaluation and treatment plans for case studies.
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal professionals in the Allied Healthcare fields.
Entry Level – Specialty Course
AOTA CEU’s awarded based upon completion of the course in its entirety.
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Matheson Education and Training Solutions LLC
166 South River Road Suite 240
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 1-800-443-7690 (Toll Free)
Matthew Dodson, OTD, OTR/L, has over a dozen years of experience addressing head injury and cognitive performance at clinical, administration, and program development levels. After developing and managing outpatient TBI OT programming at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 2009-2013, he worked as a rehabilitation program development and evaluation consultant for the Department of Defense both in the US and abroad from 2013-2018. Known for an accessible instructional style that breaks down complex technical or theoretical concepts by emphasizing real world application and humor, he provides training in TBI, cognition, and program evaluation in a variety of settings. As the owner of Colorado-based Braintrust Services, he provides clinical cognitive rehabilitation, forensic testimony for head injury cases, and consultations with organizations that serve populations at risk for cognitive performance deficits, such as veterans and professional athletes.
|Day 1||830 – 845||Part I.
Foundations of Cognitive Rehabilitation
|Introduction and overview|
|845 – 1000||Cognitive construct review|
|1000 – 1015||Break|
|1015 – 1200||Clinical application of cognitive constructs|
|1200 – 100||Lunch|
|100- 300||Cognitive implications of injuries and illnesses|
|315 – 500||Part II.
Cognitive Evaluation and Treatment
|Cognitive evaluation approaches|
|DAY 2||0800 – 1000||Cognitive treatment approaches|
|1000 – 1015||Break|
|1015 – 1200||Treatment planning|
|1200 – 100||Lunch|
|100 – 300||Part III.
Applied Cognitive Rehabilitation
|Bringing it all together: Injury – Evaluation – Treatment (Part I)|
|300 – 315||Break|
|315 – 500||Bringing it all together: Injury – Evaluation – Treatment (Part II)|