THE CHALLENGE OF BEHAVIORAL DYSCONTROL FOLLOWING BRAIN INJURY: A Guide to Successful Interventions

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Agenda:

7:30 Registration, Sign-In, & Course Materials
8:00 Course Begins (a.m. and p.m. breaks determined by Dr. Karol)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (on your own)
3:30 Evaluations, Adjournment, & Certificates

Conceptualizing Disability: The Context of Treatment
Cognitive Dysfunction: Implications for Behavioral Dyscontrol
Coping Variables: Drivers of Behavior Dyscontrol
Interventions for Behavioral Dyscontrol

Location:

April 01, 2011

SEATTLE/TUKWILA, WA

BEST WESTERN RIVER’S EDGE
15901 West Valley Highway
Seattle WA, 98188

Phone: 425-226-1812

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Presenter:

ROBERT L. KAROL, PhD, ABPP, CBIST,   is the Founder and President of a group private practice, Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting in Minneapolis, which specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for clinical care, counseling persons with brain injury, insurance case consultation, as well as consultation with attorneys. He has consulted on program development and staff training for a number of organizations serving brain injury populations. Dr. Karol has also presented to educators advising on behavioral dyscontrol.

Dr. Karol co-founded the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, serving on its Board of Directors for 14 years and is a past Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of Directors of Accessible Space, Inc., which provides brain injury residential programming; the Minnesota Department of Corrections Traumatic Brain Injury Expert Advisory Panel; the Advisory Committee of Opportunity Partners’ TBI Metro Services; and the Supreme Court of Minnesota, Board of Law Examiners, Special Test Accommodation Panel.  He has advised Vinland Center, which specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency after brain injury and the Minnesota Department of Human Services on its Traumatic Brain Injury Program Advisory Committee, its Neuropsychological Services Ad-Hoc Committee, and its Needs of Adults with Brain Impairment Committee. He was Director of a neurobehavioral program that addressed brain injury and other cognitive impairments.

He has authored three books: Neuropsychosocial Intervention: The Practical Treatment of Severe Behavioral Dyscontrol After Acquired Brain Injury published by CRC Press, Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury, and Therapists’ Guide to Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury, the latter two with Janet Niemeier, published by Oxford University Press.

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