A Comprehensive Approach to the Complex Patient with Dual Diagnosis of TBI & SCI Part 1: Functional Impact, Medical Complexity and Neuropsychological and Psychological Approaches to Treatment.
Part 1 of the presentation “A Comprehensive Approach to the Complex Patient with Dual Diagnosis of TBI & SCI” discusses incidence, diagnostic issues, medical complexities and functional impact for patients with co-occurring TBI & SCI. This presentation has an inter-disciplinary focus that introduces neuropsychological considerations for treatment; such as testing, family education and goal-setting suggestions for developing a plan of care for this patient population. This is an advanced course. The content is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on February 1, 2017
Course Learning Outcomes
- The participant will be able to describe at least three characteristics of individuals with dual diagnosis of SCI & TBI.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three common issues related to the under diagnosis of SCI & TBI.
- The participant will be able to list two medical complexities and at least two co-morbid health conditions within the population with SCI & TBI to the development of a plan of care.
- The participant will be able to describe at least two psychological and at least two neuropsychological concerns related to the patient.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three psychosocial factors that influence patient outcomes in dual SCI & TBI diagnoses.
|0-10 Minutes||Background & review of learner outcomes|
|10-60 Minutes||Part 1: Literature Review of Incidence of Dual Diagnosis|
|60-115 Minutes||Part 2: Psychological and Neuropsychological Impacts of Dual Diagnosis Injuries|
|115-120 Minutes||Question and Answer Section & Summary|
Sarah E. Caston, PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Caston is a physical therapist holding a specialty certification in neurologic physical therapy living in Charlotte, NC. She attended Emory University where she earned her DPT and completed a neurologic residency program through Mercer University in affiliation with Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She has several years of clinical experience treating patients with traumatic neurologic injuries, including patients with dual diagnoses of TBI & SCI and various other neuromuscular disorders. She currently serves as an assistant professor at Wingate University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she teaches courses in Diagnosis and Management of Neurologic Conditions, as well as Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation.
Laurie Nash, PhD, ABPP
Laurie Nash, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of Psychology at the Shepherd Center and is certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychologists. Dr. Nash joined the Shepherd Center in 2009, where she completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, and joined the staff as a Neurorehabilitation Psychologist in 2011. She primarily works with people with spinal cord injury and brain injuries, and their families. Dr. Nash received her BA from Bemidji State University, MN, her MA in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College, NY, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. She completed her internship at the MountSinai School of Medicine, NY. She has experience in schizophrenia and substance abuse research, cardiovascular disease and rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She earned the American Psychological Association Division 22 Early CareerPractice Award in 2016.
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