Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
April 22, 2015

In this issue:

Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
The Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke event exemplifies the notion of an active stroke community. Not only does it allow us to honor stroke survivors and walk in solidarity with one another, it also raises stroke awareness and helps fund programs that benefit Minnesotans who live with the effects of stroke. Strides for Stroke demonstrates that stroke is not an ending. The hundreds of people walking together for a common cause is a beautiful picture of the power of community and the possibilities it represents - for survivors, their families and the people around them.

The 2015 Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke will take place on Saturday, May 16 at four locations in Minnesota:

Online registration and more information is now available by clicking here.

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Adjustment to Brain Injury: April 23
Caregiving: May 28

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars with Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on May 12, June 10, July 14, August 12, September 8, October 13, November 11 and December 8.

Click here for complete information on our 2015 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Consumer and Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Spring Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This free one-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost to attend this conference. To register, please call 763-553-0088.

Click here for more information on the Consumer and Family Conference.

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DHS Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee
Are you interested in influencing policy about services for individuals who have sustained brain injuries? If so, consider applying for membership on the Minnesota Department of Human Services Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee. Membership is open to providers who serve individuals with brain injuries, family members and individuals who have sustained brain injuries.

For more information, visit the April Vacancies webpage. The deadline to apply is April 28.

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DHS Survey about Home and Community Based Services
Please take the opportunity to take a survey and tell the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) about community services for individuals with brain injuries and how well they work.

DHS wants to know:

  • What kind of help you receive?
  • Does this help meet your needs?
  • Do you need help that you cannot get?
  • What makes it difficult to get help you need?
If you have a brain injury or are a caregiver for someone who has a brain injury, please take the time to take the survey and have your voice heard.

To take the survey:
The survey is confidential. All of your answers will be private. No one will know who took the survey or what they said. All who complete the survey will be invited to enter a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards to Target or Walmart.

Please complete the survey by April 30, 2015.

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Classified Ad: Employment Opportunity at Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Psychologist
We are growing! Regions Hospital has recently expanded its acute inpatient rehabilitation to 21 beds, and thus we are also expanding our outpatient rehabilitation services. The Rehabilitation Psychologist provides a broad range of behavioral health services to persons with difficulties adjusting to health changes and managing physical and cognitive impairments. This position provides assessments and psychotherapeutic treatments for persons with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple trauma, and other neurological or medically-complex conditions. The work setting focuses on adult outpatients, but also provides occasional back-up to the inpatient Rehabilitation Psychologist at Regions Hospital. The Rehabilitation Psychologist is an integral part of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, and will have the opportunity to participate in the expansion of our outpatient psychology services for our growing Neuroscience population.


  • Required: Doctorate degree in Psychology (PhD or PsyD) from an APA-Accredited program; License to practice independently as Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Required: Minimum of two years of supervised clinical experience with a broad range of presenting problems and therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Preferred: Experience in evaluation and treatment of persons with mild to severe brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputations, and trauma in a rehabilitation setting. We are interested in candidates with the ability to shape services and contribute to future program growth.
  • Preferred: Experience with anxiety, PTSD, sleep issues, pain, health behaviors, and sexuality in the presence of impairments.
If Interested, please apply at http://bit.ly/1DZphRA.

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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 6,250 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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