This interactive session will incorporate brain-behavior relationships in addressing recent revelations in managing life after brain injury (both traumatic and non-traumatic). Local, state, and national resources will be shared.
(1) review options for imaging studies and their affiliated results
(2) address the need for universal screening for concussion and brain injuries
(3) discuss long-term consequences of early injury (neurodevelopmentally) based on 20-yr longitudinal data outcomes
(4) review medication management and implications for intervention post-BI, and
(5) explore future initiatives with respect to National Concussion Awareness Day
Susan Wolf, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Wolf is the Executive Director and Lead Consultant at Empowerment Research, LLC with offices in both Mesa and Payson, Arizona. She is a Master’s-prepared school psychologist, holds her doctorate in educational psychology and has completed two post-doctoral certificates, one in adult education and another in participatory community development. Her corporation contracts with federal, state, municipal and tribal agencies as well as NGOs in communities offering professional development training, program evaluation services, and technical assistance in the fields of public health and education. Her research interests focus on the impacts of traumatic/catastrophic injuries and utilization of asset-based approaches to empowering survivors and families while supporting systems’ change within service delivery organizations throughout the continuum of care. She continues to be the State’s contracted provider for training and technical assistance for the AZ Department of Education on Traumatic Brain Injury while serving as full-time faculty in the Psychology Department at Diné College, the Nation’s first tribal college near Four Corners. She will share her professional insights gained over her 30+-year career during her workshop session, being both the parent of a now-adult son with pediatric ABI as well as a survivor of severe brain injury herself in 2011.
Cost: Free for AASP members ---- $20.00 for non-AASP members
Cash, Checks, or District POs are accepted.
Refreshments will be provided!
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists (NASP Approved Provider #1013). AASP maintains responsibility for this program. Contact Jina Yoon or Jean Skiles AASP CPD Co-Chairpersons, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com any concerns or needs regarding this workshop. 2 CPD credits will be given to participants who attend this workshop in its entirety.