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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200 Roseville, MN 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
E-Mail:info@braininjurymn.org
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch and Learn Seminars

Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers
and Social Service Professionals

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Board of Social Work and will be available at each seminar. The seminars will begin at 12 p.m. and be held at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance office in Roseville.

June 12 - TBI in the Homeless Population
Education and Community Outreach Department, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Approximately half of the homeless population has sustained a TBI. TBI-related cognitive and behavioral deficits lead to an increased risk for economic and housing instability as well as vulnerability to common causes of TBI. This presentation offers a better understanding of the relationship between homelessness and TBI; its links to substance abuse and mental health; and its implications in public health and criminal justice.


July 11 - Integrated Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness and Cognitive Challenges
Rick Krueger, MA, LPCC, LADC, CBIS, Program Services Manager, Vinland Center
Integrated services play an important role in the long-term success of consumers. This presentation covers the integrated service treatment approach in addressing the whole person including mind, body, and spirit. Topics include: Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Trauma-Informed Services, resiliency, mindfulness-based meditation, therapeutic exercise, and adapted yoga.


August 14 - The Down and Dirty Issues People Face with Social Security Disability and the State Medical Review Team
Carly Pederson, Case Management-Lead | HCEA-State Medical Review Team, Minnesota Department of Human Services
This presentation will explore the step by step process of how claimants apply for Social Security Disability and how the State Medical Review Team's (SMRT) work mirrors the Social Security Administration rules and regulations. It will also explore the various programs required for an SMRT determination and ways you may be able to help better serve your clients to achieve best results.


September 12 - Assistive Technology for Cognition: Focus on Apps
Donald McClellan, CCC, Department Head, Speech Pathology, VA Medical Center
The application of assistive technology in rehabilitation is growing at a rapid pace. Acquisition of ATC devices used to be perceived as a barrier to this type of treatment. Today, smart phones are everywhere and can be readily used for ATC treatment. This presentation will describe an app-based approach to cognitive rehabilitation in which the professionals support people with TBI in identifying their strengths and challenges, and coaches them to select apps with features that support specific cognitive challenges as a way to reengage in valued, everyday activities.


October 16 - Diving Into the Relationship between Brain and Behavior
Erwin Concepcion, Ph.D., LP, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Minnesota Department of Human Services
This presentation will review some basics of the relationship between brain functioning, thinking, and behavior. It also will cover more advanced features of cognition and behavior as they relate to ways of adapting our tools and interventions to individuals with brain injury.


November 14 - BI and CADI Waivers: Paying for Unique Services
Sara Schlegelmilch, LSW, CBIS, Chief Program Officer ;Mary Jensen, CBIS, Case Management Supervisor, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
This presentation will provide an overview of the CADI and BI waivers. It also will cover what BI and CADI are, eligibility criteria, and services provided. Finally, it will address unique ad frequently underutilized services.


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The cost is:
1 session: $30
2 sessions: $50
3 sessions: $75
4 sessions: $100
5 sessions: $120
6 sessions: $140

Space is limited so register now by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.