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Chemical Health Webinar

Webinar IconVinland is pleased to announce the next webinar in our chemical health webinar series. The series offers valuable information on chemical health services for individuals living with cognitive disabilities. The free webinars are held quarterly, with recordings available for viewing on our website here.

Registration is currently open for the next webinar in the series. Registered attendees will receive 1 CEU credit.

Compensation Strategies for Common Challenges after Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Annette Pearson, MS, LADC, CBIS, Outpatient Services Manager at Vinland Center
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Register: Click Here
Overview: Working with individuals with brain injury can be quite a challenge. Impairments are often frustrating for the person, their loved ones and the professionals trying to help them. Sometimes impairments can be confused with attitude. This webinar will focus on strategies for working with impairments such as impulsivity, distractibility, mental flexibility, initiation and comprehension as well as the anger and grief that can intensify them.
  • Attendees will review 10 impairments that can be confused with attitude or resistance to treatment.
  • Attendees will explore how anger and grief can intensify impairments.
  • Attendees will learn 5 techniques for each challenge that can be implemented into their daily practice.
Speaker: Annette Pearson has been with Vinland National Center for over 16 years, currently serving as the Outpatient Services Manager. She has been teaching workshops about chemical health and cognitive disability for over 13 years for a variety of professionals. She has a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, is certified by the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy to train and supervise counselors in the licensure process, and is a certified brain injury specialist with the Brain Injury Association of America.