Clinicians as Sleuths: Uncovering Hidden Brain Injury (BI) in Our Patient/Clients, and Latest Research Findings on How to Help with Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 01/05/2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa

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Presented By: Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, CRC 

Brain injury (BI) represents a hidden, silent epidemic in America. Sometimes these injuries have been undetected for decades, and creating problems in a person’s interpersonal relationships, school and employment. As clinicians, we have a unique opportunity to be sleuths, uncovering brain injury. We can help unravel the mystery of these unique, troublesome problems which cause a great deal of suffering.

This lively, fun, interactive presentation will include the latest research on how to heal an old brain injury, and improve working memory (even if you don’t have a BI!). Ways to screen for BI will be covered, along with how to document to increase your client’s chances of getting the help they need. Please join us for another great RECAMFT event!

Photo of Laura Strom by Paul Sakuma.

Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. Review the ways brain injuries are defined, causes, sequelae, and treatment/recovery.

2. Access tools to screen for brain injury during intake.

3. Have a basic resource list to improve brain function, including diet, supplements, and additional helpful online resources.

4. Understand how to assist their clients’ access to financial disability resources via regular, careful communication with the patient’s physician, and well written report documentation.

5. Know the latest research on improving memory in older adults, including reversing mild cognitive impairment, and dementia symptoms.

About our speaker

Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, CRC is a trauma and disabilities specialist. A former therapist in a multi-year Stanford clinical research trial, she offers Stanford Cue-Centered Treatment for trauma in her private practice. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Laura specializes in brain injury (BI), hearing loss, autoimmune disorders, and other hidden disabilities. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at CalSouthern University.

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


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