The Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Presentations, with Implications for Treatment and Recovery


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10 May 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Accent Inns, Simon-Fraser Room
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5

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Workshop presented by Dr. Julie Suhr, R.Psych.


Sponsored by Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Accent Inns, Simon-Fraser Room (3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5)

Registration Deadline: May 6, 2019

After May 6, 2019 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

In this workshop, Dr. Suhr will define mild TBI and discuss diagnostic criteria used in both clinical and research settings. She will present various epidemiological statistics about mild TBI, including presentations with persistent symptoms after acute recovery. She will provide a neurobehavioral overview of TBI pathophysiology. Research findings regarding factors that are known to contribute to persistent symptoms after TBI will be reviewed and discussed. Finally, ample time will be left to present and discuss the implications of this research for both screening/assessment of persistent complaints, and for treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the pathophysiology of mild TBI.
  2. Develop a better understanding of its typical presentation and course.
  3. Learn what contributes to less than expected recovery/persistent symptoms of mild TBI, based on research findings.
  4. Understand implications of new knowledge for screening and assessment of individuals with TBI complaints.
  5. Understand implications of new knowledge for treatment of individuals presenting with TBI concerns.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Julie Suhr completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA in 1994. She completed a year-long internship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA and three years of postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at University of Iowa Medical School. She moved to a faculty position at Ohio University in Athens, OH, USA in 1997, where she is now Full Professor of Psychology and also serves as Director of Clinical Training for their American Psychological Association accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology and has published extensively in various areas of clinical neuropsychological assessment, with around 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, several book chapters, a 2015 book on Psychological Assessment, and an upcoming co-edited book, the Cambridge Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis. She has mentored around 28 graduate students to successful completion of their dissertations and doctoral degrees and provides training and supervision in clinical neuropsychological assessment in the department’s training clinic.

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by May 6, 2019. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after May 6, 2019.


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