Continuing Education Course on Case Managing the TBI Client

June 4, 2019

CEU Event for Richmond, VA Case Managers and Social Workers

Continuing Education Course Featuring Michelle McDonagh, Forensic Psychology and Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

1 FREE CE Unit for Case Managers and Social Workers

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5:30 - 6:00pm – Registration
6:00 - 7:00pm – Speaker
7:00 - 8:00pm – Q&A /Networking

LOCATION: Natalie’s, 3601 Cox Rd A, Richmond, VA 23233

RSVP:  By Monday, June 17, 2019

Mark Grasser, BrightStar Care of Richmond
Call 804-378 8686 or email:

Michelle McDonagh holds an MA in Forensic Psychology and became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) in August 2016. Michelle has 16 years of experience with therapeutic groups for a variety of participants and community settings, and has recently taught as an Adjunct Professor to master level Forensic Psychology students. In addition to group therapy, Ms. McDonagh has over 2,000 clinical hours of family therapy in an acute, inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. In addition, she has conducted suicide risk assessments, psychosocial evaluations, clinical interviews, and is a certified group facilitator in Moral Reconciliation Therapy (MRT); a specific therapeutic intervention for individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder and traits.

For the past three years, Ms. McDonagh has been the Clinical Evaluator for NeuroRestorative in Maryland, where she identifies and evaluates individuals who may benefit from the services NeuroRestorative provides. In addition she is a liaison to hospitals, agencies, physicians, case managers, nurses, and families.

This year 1.5 million Americans will sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and 500,000 will be hospitalized, with over 200,000 going on to demonstrate persistent cognitive, physical and/or emotional deficits that will prevent functioning at pre-injury levels. Males aged 15-24, and persons older than 75 years of age, have the highest incidence of TBI.

This presentation will look at the definition of TBI, and will include a discussion of the types of TBI, causatively related disorders, including neurological, neuroendocrine, psychiatric, as well as sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, and coronary disorders. Systems of care for the TBI patients, and complications associated with absent or inappropriate treatment, will also be addressed.

Attendees will learn to/about:

> Recognize systems in care for case management in brain injury patients
> Understand the disease process of brain injured patients
> Distinguish among the various treatment modalities for traumatic brain injury