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Spring Seminar: Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview

Published: February 23, 2018

“Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptomology can overlap and present similarly. The presentation will provide an overview of TBI and PTSD while also outlining how the course of symptoms differ.” – Dr. Keli Blankenship

Join us in person or online for our Spring Seminar series on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 1 – 3pm ET to learn more about the “Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview.” Learn more from experts Dr. Keli Blankenship and Dr. Elizabeth Rudisell (Psychologist at the Lexington VA within the Substance Abuse and PTSD residential program). The seminar will be held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

Click here to register for the seminar. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu.

Presenters:

Dr. Keli Blankenship – Psychologist at the Lexington VA within the Polytrauma Clinic
Elizabeth Rudisell – Psychologist at the Lexington VA within the Substance Abuse and PTSD residential program

Overview:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can result in similar symptoms and can be easily confused. TBI may occur from a blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain, while PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. In order to provide effective treatment, it is important to determine a correct cause of symptoms. Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Rudisell will provide an overview of TBI and PTSD while also outlining how the course of symptoms are different.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will develop an understanding of mild, moderate, and severe TBI.
  2. Participants will learn a basic overview of a PTSD diagnosis.
  3. Participants will be able to identify overlapping symptoms of PTSD and TBI.
  4. Participants will become familiar with the differentiating symptoms of PTSD and TBI.

CRCC Continuing Education Units for Rehabilitation Counselors are pending.