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Brain Tree Insight Training, Athlone 13 & 14th March

Posted by | Ailish Lynch | Date: 07 Feb 2018 | 14:05pm

Brain Tree Insight Workshop

 

Dates:                         13th & 14th March 2018

Location:                   Athlone, Co Westmeath

Registration Fee (includes a light lunch):

IASLT Member fee / AOTI member fee:              €150

Non-Member (of IASLT or AOTI):                        €280

 

To apply:

Please complete application form at the link below:

https://form.jotform.com/80372106627958

 

To register on the waiting list please see:

https://form.jotform.com/80371565327963

 

Please note that priority will be given to SLTs when places are allocated for this event.  Applications will open at 3pm on 7th February 2018.

 

Course Description:

This two day interactive workshop 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 workshop format encourages the development of practical activities that can be put into practice within teams.

 

Course 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

 

Course Content:

INTRODUCTION: Defining 'insight'; understanding related terms; awareness & acceptance

MECHANISMS OF AWARENESS: Practical exercise; how to know what your strengths and weaknesses are; 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 model (1989) with modifications; intellectual, emergent & anticipatory awareness

ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS: Using Crossons model; practical group exercise with case study; discussion and questions

GROUP EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPING TREATMENT GUIDELINES: Using case studies and discussion; issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress & denial

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

 

Course Program:

Insight following brain injury Programme Day 1 

10:00am                      INTRODUCTION 

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

10:30                           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. 

11:15am                      Tea / coffee

11:45pm                     AREAS OF THE BRAIN INVOLVED IN AWARENESS 

Presentation of the concept of Association Cortex with Heteromodal and Unimodal dimensions. ; 

12:15pm                     WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE AWARENESS? 

The importance of dealing with awareness issues; implications for rehabilitation 

12:45pm                     LUNCH

1:45pm                       A PRACTICAL MODEL OF AWARENESS 

Presenting Crosson et al's model (1989) with modifications; intellectual awareness; emergent awareness; anticipatory awareness. 

2:15pm                       ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS 

Assessment using Crosson et al's model (1989)

2:45pm                       BREAK

3:00pm                       ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS 3:00pm

Practical group exercise with case study; discussion and questions

4:00pm                       FINISH


Insight following brain injury Programme Day 2 

9:00am                        SUMMARY OF DAY 1 

9:30am                        GROUP EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPING TREATMENT GUIDELINES 

Using case studies and discussion 

10:15am                      BREAK 

10:45am                      TREATMENT OF AWARENESS 

Issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress and denial.

11:45am                      LUNCH 

12:45pm                     ADJUSTMENT ISSUES 

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

1:45pm                       BREAK 

2:00pm                       WHAT DO YOU NEED NOW 

3:00pm                       FINISH 

 

Facilitator:

Mr Kit Malia BED, MPhil, CPCRT, was the first Certificated Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in the UK (via the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA), with a research degree in Neuropsychology. He initially trained as a teacher for people with learning disabilities and, following 6 years of teaching, spent three decades working as a cognitive rehabilitation therapist with adults who have acquired neurological injuries, at one of the largest brain injury rehabilitation units in the UK: The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. His last role was Project Officer for the mild Traumatic Brain Injury Programme at Headley Court where he was responsible for managing the delivery, by the multi-disciplinary team, of the specialised programme he designed and produced. He has published scientific papers on cognitive and psychosocial rehabilitation, and clinical standards in brain injury rehabilitation. He is the primary author of Brainwave-R (an extensive collection of cognitive strategies and techniques for brain injury rehabilitation). Mr Malia has lectured at various conferences in Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the UK. He is the invited International Fellow in Cognitive Rehabilitation for the Institute for Complex Neurodisability. He is the first International Chair of the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA. He currently works with Anne Brannagan within Brain Tree Training as a developer and course provider, and is the Director of Life Tree Training (lifetreetraining.co.uk) - a company focused on maintaining healthy, purposeful life.

 

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. IASLT and AOTI members and non-members are welcome to attend.
  3. The registration fee must be paid in full on confirmation of your place.
  4. Booking deposits are non-refundable.
  5. The full cost of the course is payable in advance of the training.
  6. In the event of a cancellation, applicants must give IASLT 72 hours’ notice. 
  7. Failure to give at least 72 hours’ advance notice of non-attendance will result in the course cost being retained by IASLT.
  8. Failure to give any notice of non-attendance will result in the entire course cost being retained by IASLT.

 

 

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