Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Advanced Overview

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

1 hour | 1 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Forensic Mental Health and Legal Professionals is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is damaged by a blow or penetration from an external force. This could be the result of a range of events including a car accident, falling and hitting one’s head, or being violently shaken or punched. Research suggests that TBI is over-represented in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings and can present unique challenges and significant management problems for mental health, correctional, and legal professionals. These obstacles are often exacerbated when individuals with TBI are not accurately identified and responsively treated. In this program, participants can expect to learn about the benefits of routine screening for TBI in criminal justice and legal settings and to acquire knowledge about the deficits commonly caused by TBI. Participants will also learn about the difficulties of routine screenings for TBI in clinical and forensic populations along with ways to limit missed, under, and misdiagnosis of TBI. Special topics of discussion will include how TBI may contribute to confabulation, competency to stand trial issues, diminished capacity, false confessions, sexually inappropriate behaviors, suggestibility, and the likelihood of victimization during incarceration. Relevant research findings will be presented throughout the program.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with TBI in criminal justice and legal settings

Describe screening and Assessmentoptions to identify those with TBI who become involved in the criminal justice system

Describe best practices for minimizing the consequences associated with TBI in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings

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Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST...

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