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Past Workshop and webinar presentations

ASSBI now has a number of past workshops and webinars available to purchase as MP4s

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A changed landscape: Managing complex behaviour at home following brain injury

AU$120 (Members $80) Buy here

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This 90 minute webinar was presented by Prof Skye McDonald, Dr Alinka Fisher, Ms katherine Cameron &  Nina Wegener, and Ms Jaycie Bohan and was followed by a live Q & A.

Speakers:

Prof Skye McDonald: The Carers Way Ahead. A new on-line resource to assist families of people with traumatic brain injuries and challenging behaviour

Dr Alinka Fisher: Navigating the challenges in conducting behaviour intervention research with families

Ms Katherine Cameron and Nina Wegener: Now we’re home, how do we keep the conversation going?  An interdisciplinary approach to communication partner training

Ms Jaycie Bohan: “All the things that you don’t think about when you’re leaving hospital…”: client and family member experiences of an ABI transitional rehabilitation service pilot

LIVE Q & A


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Digital technologies in neuro assessment and rehabilitation


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This 100 minute webinar was presented by Dr Elizabeth Beadle, Prof Tamara Ownsworth, Dr Michelle Kelly, Ms Megan Topping and Ms Melissa Brunner


Speakers:

Dr Elizabeth Beadle: Understanding the role of telehealth and implementation into a community brain injury service;

Prof Tamara OwnsworthUse of a telehealth platform to provide psychological support to people with glioma: The Tele-MAST pilot study;

Dr Michelle Kelly: Telehealth-based assessment of cognition, social cognition, mood and functional independence in older adults;

Ms Megan ToppingTraining sector professionals to support people with disability to develop participant led videos: an independent evaluation;

Ms Melissa BrunnerHow can we help people with traumatic brain injury to use social media during rehabilitation and beyond

LIVE Q & A



How to plan and implement single-case designs.

Part 1: an introduction to the method.

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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Robyn Tate


Synposis: The past three decades have seen an exponential rise in the number of single-case designs (SCD) reported in the neurorehabilitation literature.   SCDs use a prospective, quantitative, experimental methodology for the intensive study of an individual who serves as his or her own control.  They are thus to be distinguished from the uncontrolled, anecdotal case description or observational study.  SCDs use a specific methodology and are applicable to both the clinical setting and the research environment.


This practical “how-to” webinar provides an introduction to SCD methodology.  A more advanced learning module is provided in Part 2 of this series. This webinar first introduces basic concepts used in SCDs.  It then describes the common types of designs encountered in the literature.  The third section presents a 10-step procedure for designing and implementing a SCD, described in Tate and Perdices (2019).  This procedure covers the types of issues involved in selecting the dependent variable/s (target behaviour/s) and independent variable (the intervention), as well as design selection and monitoring progress.  Finally, the webinar concludes with description of a framework for conducting SCDs in clinical practice using the Model for Assessing Treatment Effect (MATE).


Webinar outcomes:  at the end of this webinar, delegates will have knowledge of: 1. situations in which to use a SCD; 2. basic concepts involved in SCD methodology; 3. common types of single-case designs, 4. a structure to implement a SCD for an applied research study; and 5. a framework for using single-case methods in clinical practice.


Target audience:  researchers; clinicians in allied-health and medicine; advanced students


How to plan and implement single-case designs.

Part 2: Ensuring scientific rigour.

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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Robyn Tate


Synposis:  This practical “how to” webinar builds on information presented in Part 1 of this series.  It assumes the delegate has knowledge of basic concepts pertinent to single-case design (SCD) methodology, the common types of designs, a procedure to implement a SCD, and a framework for using single-case methods in clinical practice. 

This webinar focuses on how to ensure a SCD is scientifically sound.  It first addresses threats to internal validity and how they apply to SCDs.  It then describes Standards of Design as published by the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC).  The third section presents the internal validity subscale of the Risk of Bias in N-of-1 Trials Scale and shows how it can be used in the planning stage of a study to maximise scientific rigour and minimise threats to internal validity. Finally, the webinar concludes with a description of WWC Standards of Evidence for establishing evidence-based treatments.


Webinar outcomes:  at the end of this webinar, delegates will have knowledge of: 1. common threats to internal validity as encountered in SCDs; 2. the four WWC Design Standards for SCDs; 3. the seven internal validity items of the Risk of Bias in N-of-1 Trials Scale and how they can be used to minimise threats to internal validity; and 4. WWC Standards of Evidence.


Target audience:  researchers; clinicians in allied-health and medicine; advanced students


A novel intervention to increase leisure, social and community activity after brain injury; the Programme for Engagement, Participation and Activities (PEPA)

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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Robyn Tate


Synopsis: This 60-minute webinar describes a novel intervention to address problems of diminished activity levels experienced by many people with severe impairment after brain injury. The Programme for Engagement, Participation and Activities (PEPA; Tate et al., 2019) is a goal-directed, individually-based intervention. It was designed for people with substantial functional disability who are generally not able to engage in ongoing, open employment. The aim of the PEPA is to facilitate goal-directed behaviours to plan, implement, monitor, and problem solve around participation in leisure, social activities, and other meaningful occupation. The PEPA has been shown to be an efective intervention for people with severe traumatic brain injury (Tate et al., 2018).

This practical webinar draws upon the PEPA manual to guide the webinar delegate through the PEPA intervention. It describes the step-by-step procedure for implementing the three stages of the PEPA: set-up, implementation, and forward planning. This includes information on suitable assessment instruments to measure activity and participation, formulation of individually-tailored goals, ways of measuring progress on goals, the session structure for the implementation phase, and strategies used in the PEPA. The webinar concludes with case illustrations.


Webinar outcomes: At the end of this webinar, delegates will have knowledge of:


1) the types of assessment instruments suitable to measure activity and participation

2) principles of goal setting in the PEPA and use of goal attainment scaling

3) methods of recording performance towards goals

4) strategies used in the implementation phase to facilitate goal-directed behaviour


Target Audience: occupational therapists, clinical/neuropsychologists, recreation/diversional therapists, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation councellors, case managers.


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Learning after Brain Injury

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This 90 minute webinar was presented by Prof Caroline van Heugten.


Synopsis of session:

‘After my brain injury I had to learn everything all over again, even the simplest and automatic activities such as walking and talking’. Learning is a central theme in the rehabilitation of people with an acquired brain injury such as stroke or traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation is relearning of old skills, learning of new skills, learning to compensate for, live with, deal with and manage the (neuropsychological) consequences of brain damage. Learning to adapt to a changed life is probably the most challenging experience people with brain damage and their informal caregivers need to face in their lives.

Learning can be considered from many different perspectives. From a neuropsychological point of view, the brain-behaviour relationship is leading in the development of rehabilitation programs. Many evidence-based neuropsychological rehabilitation programs are available. However, learning can and should be considered from different perspectives as it is multi-factorial in nature. In this webinar learning after brain injury will be discussed from different perspectives.


 Learning objectives:

  • Increased awareness of the multi-factorial nature of the learning process after brain injury
  • Recognition of the different perspectives on learning and their role in the rehabilitation process


Target audience: physicians in neuro-rehab, nurses, social workers, and therapists (OT, PT, Speech and Language Therapists, Neuro-psychologists)



Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for individuals with ABI in Community-based Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Settings


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This full day workshop was presented by Dr Alinka Fisher.


Synopsis of session:

Positive behaviour support (PBS) is the recommended framework for addressing challenging behaviours and improving the quality of life of individuals with brain injury, with a number of intervention experiments demonstrating its effectiveness with this population. However, it seems the foundations of PBS are often misunderstood, which could result in interventions that are not consistent with its theory and practices. The purpose of this session is to provide a clear outline of the PBS framework, and discuss this in the context of community-based support following brain injury.


Learning objectives:

  • To gain a basic understanding of a PBS framework for supporting individuals with ABI
  • To consider the relevance and applications of PBS in community-based rehabilitation/therapeutic settings.


Target audience: This workshop is aimed at allied health professionals (e.g., OTs, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Developmental Educators, Social Workers), GPs, support staff and families who want to learn more about PBS and its application in community-based rehabilitation/therapeutic settings.



Evidence-based Management of Vision Deficits following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


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This 90 minute webinar was presented by Dr Neera Kapoor.


Synopsis of session:

This webinar provides an overview of why vision may be impacted following traumatic brain injury (TBI) along with common ophthalmic terminology. Regarding TBI, evidence will be provided for the occurrence and rehabilitation of vision deficits. An evidence-based, high-yield vision screening for those with TBI will be presented along with the criteria for when and to whom to refer for detailed evaluation and management of the presenting vision deficits. Aspects of vision rehabilitation along with the providers of vision rehabilitation will be outlined. Lastly, the abbreviated underlying neurology, primary associated symptom, and possible treatment options for the typical vision conditions evident following TBI will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

Attendees will become familiar with and be able to apply the following evidence-based aspects regarding vision deficits following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in clinical care:

  • Why vision might be impacted along with the associated role of vision care providers
  • Common ophthalmic terminology
  • Evidence for the occurrence and rehabilitation of vision conditions
  • An evidence-based, practical high-yield vision screening protocol for rehabilitation professionals
  • Criteria for referring for detailed vision evaluation and management
  • Aspects of vision rehabilitation, types of vision rehabilitation providers, and generalized vision rehabilitative approaches including: abbreviated underlying neurology, primary associated symptoms and possible treatment options


Target audience: physicians in neuro-rehab, nurses, social workers, and therapists (OT, PT, Speech and Language Therapists, Neuro-psychologists)



The Nature and Treatment of Sleep disturbance and Fatigue following Brain Injury


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This full day workshop was presented by Prof Jennie Ponsford, Dr Adam McKay and Dr Dana Wong.


Synopsis of session:

Brightwater Care Group is pleased to partner with ASSBI and Monash University to bring you a full day workshop that reviews and presents findings on the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for fatigue and sleep difficulties post-ABI; upskills participants in delivering therapy; and evaluates alternative therapy options for fatigue and sleep, namely light therapy for fatigue and melatonin for sleep disturbance.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Address the nature and treatment of sleep disturbance and fatigue following brain injury
  • Review and present findings on the role of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for fatigue/sleep difficulties post ABI
  • Explain the content and structure of the manualised CBT program for fatigue/sleep difficulties post-ABI and show videos of CBT in action
  • Upskill in how to apply CBT adapted for people with cognitive impairment
  • Evaluate alternative therapy options for fatigue and sleep; namely, light therapy for fatigue, and melatonin for sleep disturbance
  • Be presented by Professor Jennie Ponsford, Dr Adam McKay and Dr Dana Wong from Monash University


Target Audience: people working in health, mental health and disability; in particular allied health and clinical health and service providers, planners and LCs.




An Evidence-based Intervention for Activities of Daily Living Skill Retraining


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This full day training workshop was presented by Dr Jessica Trevena-Peters, Prof Jennie Ponsford and Dr Adam McKay.


Summary of the workshop:

Assessment and management of individuals in the state of posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) following brain injury varies greatly and there is little evidence to guide best practice. In Australia, rehabilitation requiring active participation is commonly delayed until after emergence from PTA. Overall, investigation of rehabilitation opportunities and their efficacy during PTA are lacking. In light of this, a randomised controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of manualised activities of daily living (ADL) skills retraining during PTA. In addition to other positive results, the study revealed greater advances in functional independence over time when ADL retraining is commenced during PTA as opposed to following PTA emergence.


This one-day workshop provides occupational therapists with the necessary background and training to deliver an evidence-based intervention; activities of daily living (ADL) skills retraining. The intervention is based on procedural and errorless learning principles and the neurofunctional approach. A manual has been developed to guide the intervention delivery. Workshop participants will be trained in delivery of the intervention and have access to free supervision sessions when implementing the intervention clinically. The workshop will be conducted in Melbourne, however, interstate participants will be able to participate by streaming into the workshop.


Who the workshop is aimed at:

This workshop is suitable for occupational therapists working with individuals who have sustained a TBI and are in PTA. It is also suitable for occupational therapists working with individuals with various diagnoses (e.g., acquired brain injury / stroke, other neurological conditions) who have significant cognitive and memory difficulties.


Synopsis of the workshop structure:

This one-day workshop will be presented by Jessica Trevena-Peters, Professor Jennie Ponsford, and Dr Adam McKay. Throughout the workshop, case studies will be presented and there will be opportunities for active participation in discussions and case formulation.

Relevant background regarding PTA and development of the skills retraining intervention will be presented, in addition to the study’s research findings. The focus will then shift to training workshop participants in the intervention. This will involve education of the approach (structure of the intervention, strategies etc.), presentation of cases and case formulation participation opportunities. Goal setting using goal attainment scaling will also be discussed. An intervention manual will be provided to all participants accompanied by complementary resources.

Following the workshop, participants providing the intervention will have access to three free supervision sessions (group or 1:1 depending on setting). Supervision sessions will be conducted through online means for interstate therapists.


Goals of the workshop:

Following this workshop participants will:

  • Have greater knowledge regarding posttraumatic amnesia and memory systems
  • Be aware of the current practice of PTA management and evidence-base for this
  • Understand the theoretical framework of the ADL skills retraining intervention
  • Feel confident to trial or implement delivery of the ADL skills retraining intervention
  • Feel confident in engaging cognitively impaired / agitated individuals in intervention
  • Have access to the manual and resources to best support delivery of the intervention in addition to supervision sessions


A manual has also been produced which stands alone and also compliments this workshop. It can be bought for $155.


Click here to check out the manual


Aboriginal Australians' experiences of brain injury and ways to move forward in providing culturally secure rehabilitation services


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Beth Armstrong.



Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Dr Maurice Finn.



Evidence-based Management of impaired self-awareness following brain injury


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Jennifer Fleming.



Overview of the neuropsychology of MS: For health professionals working clinically with people with MS


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Dr Wendy Longley.



Addiction and the brain: What do we know?


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Dr Valentina Lorenzetti.



Stem Cell Interventions: Hype or Hope?


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Iona Novak.



Understanding self-identity change after brain injury and implications for clinical practice


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Tamara Ownsworth.

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Rare and Unusual Syndromes


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Michael Perdices.



Suicide prevention in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Prof Grahame Simpson.



Beyond Cognitive Rest: Treating Patients with Persistent Cognitive and Somatic Symptoms following Concussion


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by McKay Moore Sohlberg.



Long-term outcome following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Three-factor cognitive reserve structure


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This 60 minute webinar was presented by Eli Vakil.


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