Brain Tree Insight Workshop
Dates: 13th & 14th March 2018
Location: Athlone, Co Westmeath
Registration Fee (includes a light lunch):
IASLT Member fee / AOTI member fee: €150
Non-Member (of IASLT or AOTI): €280
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Please note that priority will be given to SLTs when places are allocated for this event. Applications will open at 3pm on 7th February 2018.
This two day interactive workshop is suitable for professionals working with adults who have insight problems following brain injury. The course presents a practical model within which to understand awareness and acceptance problems following brain injury. The workshop format encourages the development of practical activities that can be put into practice within teams.
To extend skills and knowledge about the concept of insight following brain injury
To introduce materials that can be used to assess insight
To provide practical treatment approaches to take away and use with clients/patients
INTRODUCTION: Defining 'insight'; understanding related terms; awareness & acceptance
MECHANISMS OF AWARENESS: Practical exercise; how to know what your strengths and weaknesses are; why awareness problems exist following brain injury; denial as a protective mechanism; effects of cognitive, executive and metacognitive problems
AREAS OF THE BRAIN INVOLVED IN AWARENESS: Presentation of the concept of association cortex with heteromodal and unimodal dimensions
WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE AWARENESS?: The importance of dealing with awareness issues; implications for rehabilitation
A PRACTICAL MODEL OF AWARENESS: Presenting Crosson et al model (1989) with modifications; intellectual, emergent & anticipatory awareness
ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS: Using Crossons model; practical group exercise with case study; discussion and questions
GROUP EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPING TREATMENT GUIDELINES: Using case studies and discussion; issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress & denial
ADJUSTMENT ISSUES: How to tell people; the grieving process; loss; how to deal with distress/anger
Insight following brain injury Programme Day 1
Defining 'insight'; understanding related terms; awareness and acceptance.
10:30 MECHANISMS OF AWARENESS
Practical exercise - how to know what are you're strengths and weaknesses; why awareness problems exist following brain injury; denial as a protective mechanism; effects of cognitive, executive and metacognitive problems.
11:15am Tea / coffee
11:45pm AREAS OF THE BRAIN INVOLVED IN AWARENESS
Presentation of the concept of Association Cortex with Heteromodal and Unimodal dimensions. ;
12:15pm WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPROVE AWARENESS?
The importance of dealing with awareness issues; implications for rehabilitation
1:45pm A PRACTICAL MODEL OF AWARENESS
Presenting Crosson et al's model (1989) with modifications; intellectual awareness; emergent awareness; anticipatory awareness.
2:15pm ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS
Assessment using Crosson et al's model (1989)
3:00pm ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS 3:00pm
Practical group exercise with case study; discussion and questions
Insight following brain injury Programme Day 2
9:00am SUMMARY OF DAY 1
9:30am GROUP EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPING TREATMENT GUIDELINES
Using case studies and discussion
10:45am TREATMENT OF AWARENESS
Issues of timing of intervention, hope, emotional distress and denial.
12:45pm ADJUSTMENT ISSUES
How to tell people; the grieving process; loss; how to deal with the distress/anger
2:00pm WHAT DO YOU NEED NOW
Mr Kit Malia BED, MPhil, CPCRT, was the first Certificated Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist in the UK (via the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA), with a research degree in Neuropsychology. He initially trained as a teacher for people with learning disabilities and, following 6 years of teaching, spent three decades working as a cognitive rehabilitation therapist with adults who have acquired neurological injuries, at one of the largest brain injury rehabilitation units in the UK: The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court. His last role was Project Officer for the mild Traumatic Brain Injury Programme at Headley Court where he was responsible for managing the delivery, by the multi-disciplinary team, of the specialised programme he designed and produced. He has published scientific papers on cognitive and psychosocial rehabilitation, and clinical standards in brain injury rehabilitation. He is the primary author of Brainwave-R (an extensive collection of cognitive strategies and techniques for brain injury rehabilitation). Mr Malia has lectured at various conferences in Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the UK. He is the invited International Fellow in Cognitive Rehabilitation for the Institute for Complex Neurodisability. He is the first International Chair of the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, USA. He currently works with Anne Brannagan within Brain Tree Training as a developer and course provider, and is the Director of Life Tree Training (lifetreetraining.co.uk) - a company focused on maintaining healthy, purposeful life.
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