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Military Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Military Related Traumatic Brain Injury


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: February 1, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Brett Parmenter, Ph.D.

Details: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature injury” of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that approximately 20% of Veterans who were deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan sustained at least one mild TBI (mTBI), and many individuals sustained multiple mTBI’s over the course of one or more deployments. This presentation will address several topics related to TBI, with a particular focus on mild TBI, including diagnostic criteria, factors that can contribute to persisting symptoms, and treatment options for cognitive difficulties.

Objectives: Objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to: 1. Define the three levels of severity of traumatic brain injury (mild, moderate, severe) and common symptom patterns after this type of injury 2. Understand the overlap between symptoms of TBI and symptoms associated with psychiatric conditions such as PTSD and depression 3. Understand cognitive compensatory strategies that can be used by Veteran’s with persisting cognitive difficulties

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.