Adult-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury: Existential Implications and Clinical Considerations

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause irreparable harm to individuals and have profound effects on families. In addition to the physical and neurological effects, brain injury creates an intense boundary experience that forces clients to confront the existential givens of freedom, death, isolation, and meaninglessness. This program provides an overview of TBI and its existential implications for clients, emphasizing interventions and clinical considerations for mental health counselors working with clients who have experienced TBI.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Overview of TBI
  • Part 2: Existential Implications of TBI for Clients
  • Part 3: Potential Benefits of Mental Health Counseling
  • Part 4: Counseling Considerations
  • Part 5: Conclusion
  • Part 6: References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Faith Patterson is affiliated with Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA. A. Renee Staton is affiliated with James Madison University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to A. Renee Staton, MSC 7401, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education through the co-sponsorship of At Health, LLC, and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the California Board of NursingAt Health, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059. California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, LLC, to fulfill their CE requirements.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, provider # 3303.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health, LLC at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Jul 10, 2018.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Describe existential implications of TBI for clients.
  • Identify counseling issues that should be considered when working with clients with TBI.

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