This professional development webinar is designed to educate the behavioral health specialist with a primer in treating co-occurring disorders of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use disorder (SUD). With similarities in outward (physical) behaviors and (mental) attitudes, differentiating between the two disorders has proven to be a challenge to many treatment providers. Following this webinar, the clinician will have additional information to better differentiate between the role of TBI and addictions in client presentation while working with clients exclusively through an online (telehealth) platform.
1. Identify and define addiction and brain injury to understand the similarities and differences the two may present.
2. Identify and explain assessments used to assist in diagnosing brain injury.
3. Discuss addiction treatment modifications used with brain injured clients.