Aims

The aim of this programme is to increase awareness and understanding of the impact a brain injury has on adults and young people. We examine the effects a brain injury can have behaviourally, emotionally, developmentally and physically on an individual, their relationships and their interaction with our society and the community.

Whilst we introduce basic neuroanatomy, mechanisms of brain injury and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust model of rehabilitation, the main aim of the programme is to advance clinical understanding and prepare staff to work with brain injured individuals.

Programme content:

  • Does a brain injury put you at an increased risk of offending?
  • Executive issues
  • Identifying possible brain injuries
  • What to do if you suspect an offender has a brain injury
  • Referral pathways
  • Interventions
  • The brain injury experience
  • Forensic psychology role in supporting offenders with a brain injury
  • Psychometric testing in identifying cognitive deficits
  • Adaptations to offence focused work
  • Release planning directed by severity of deficits
  • Guidance to other professionals supporting offenders

Duration: 6 hours

Delegates: 16-24 (12 minimum)

This programme is designed for clinical professionals working in a forensic setting, who may have experienced or will experience working with people with an acquired brain injury.

"This training really helps you think differently about how to manage situations, moving away from the ‘normal’ psychology models to explore and challenge everything"

(NIR 20-23 Nov 2017)’.

"This was probably the best training course I have done in a number of years as a Forensic Psychologist. I felt that I had learned a number of new things, rather than just ‘re-hashing’ things I already knew"

(NIR 19-22 march 2018)’.

Please contact tel 01924 266344 or email foundation@thedtgroup.org.

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