December 12, 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific)

3 Hours | 3 CEs

This training on Advanced Training in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Comprehensive Review for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD. 

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are temporary or permanent alterations in brain functioning resulting from an open or closed wound to the head. Such an injury could be the result of an automobile accident, a sports-related impact, or victimization of violence like being punched in the head. TBIs can range from mild to severe in nature and may result in a host of short and long-term impairments. Symptoms associated with TBI can be cognitive (e.g., confusion, language production and processing difficulties, irritability, and impulsivity) or physical (e.g., insomnia, headaches, nausea, and loss of consciousness). Deficits associated with TBI can also place an impacted individual at elevated risk for an array of mental health (e.g., anxiety and mood disorders), substance abuse, and education and employment problems. In particular, individuals with TBIs are disproportionately likely to become entangled in the criminal justice system as either victims or perpetrators of crime. Once involved in the criminal justice system, individuals with TBIs are often ill equipped to (a) make important legal decisions during police interviews and trials, (b) assist in developing and mounting a legal defense, and (c) comply with the conditions of sentences in confined and community settings. These difficulties place individuals with TBIs at risk for miscarriages of justice like false confessions and wrongful convictions as well as an increase in vulnerability and victimization. In light of these consequences, there is an immediate need to improve the identification of individuals with TBI through better screening and assessment practices in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings. Once identified, evidence-based interventions have the potential to minimize the short- and long-term consequences of TBI. This advanced-level training is intended for professionals who work within the criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal systems.



Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the causes, symptoms, red flag indicators, and consequences of TBIs

  • Describe the implications that TBIs have on functioning within criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal processes

  • Describe how TBIs increase the risk of criminal justice-involvement, including victimization and vulnerability

  • Describe evidence-based practices for the screening and intervention of TBIs

  • Describe interviewing approaches most appropriate for individuals with TBI who are involved in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings

  • Describe key research findings associated with TBIs in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings

  • Intended Audience

    This live webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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