New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Virtual: Recognizing & Accommodating Brain Injury in Your Practice

  • February 09, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 37



A 6 hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN 

9:00 am -12:15 pm daily, on February 9 & 10, 2021

SOR Scholarship Application

This training will be remote only!

PRESENTATION:  This 6-hour training will provide a brief review of a model of cognition and an overview of the type of impairment often observed after overdose and traumatic injury.   Information about how substance use may impact cognition will be discussed.   We will practice how to screen for brain injury as well as how to recognize and accommodate neurocognitive impairment in the clients you serve.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how neurocognitive impairment presents in the clients they serve;
  2. Understand how substance use may impact cognitive functioning;
  3. Perform the Ohio Valley Brain Injury Identification Method and understand how to interpret the results;
  4. Identify specific strategies that they can use to support clients who have difficulties with attention, memory and organization;
  5. Identify how plans of care may need to be adapted to accommodate poor self-regulation; and
  6. Identify strategies for supporting clients with impairments of social cognition that result in interpersonal difficulties.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

FEE: NHADACA Members: $65. Non-Members: $75. NBCC: add $5. Scholarships are available for this training.  Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. 

MORE INFO:  603-225-706 or

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2, 3, 6, 7, 16, 17
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PLEASE NOTE:  Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants, you must register each one individually. Thank you!

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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