1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Advanced Overview is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is damaged by a blow or penetration from an external force. This could be the result of a range of events including a car accident, falling and hitting one’s head, or being violently shaken or punched. Research suggests that TBI is over-represented in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings and can present unique challenges and significant management problems for mental health, correctional, and legal professionals. These obstacles are often exacerbated when individuals with TBI are not accurately identified and responsively treated.

In this webinar, participants can expect to learn about the benefits of routine screening for TBI in criminal justice and legal settings and to acquire knowledge about the deficits commonly caused by TBI. Participants learn about the difficulties of routine screenings for TBI in clinical and forensic populations along with ways to limit missed, under, and misdiagnosis of TBI. Special topics of discussion include how TBI may contribute to confabulation, competency to stand trial issues, diminished capacity, false confessions, sexually inappropriate behaviors, suggestibility, and the likelihood of victimization during incarceration. Relevant research findings are presented throughout the webinar.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with TBI in criminal justice and legal settings

  • Describe screening and assessment options to identify those with TBI who become involved in the criminal justice system

  • Describe best practices for minimizing the consequences associated with TBI in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings

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).
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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