Michael King, Ph.D., ABPP (Cl, CN) holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from McGill University, Montréal, Québec. He is licensed to practice Psychology in Hawaii and is Board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. He has over 35 yrs. of experience in clinical neuropsychological practice, administrative work, clinical teaching and supervision in Canadian tertiary-care healthcare facilities. Currently, Dr. King is Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Brain Injury Clinic, Tripler Army Medical Center. In this role, he is responsible for the clinical neuropsychological care of referred active duty service members and their families who have had or may have had concussions and related problems (e.g. PTSD, depression, chronic pain).
Developing knowledge and skills related to treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury is becoming increasingly necessary. This workshop reviews various types of traumatic brain injury and their common physical, cognitive and behavioral consequences. The participant will receive current epidemiological information about head injury and be able to discuss common causes of traumatic brain injury, as well as the principal mechanisms of traumatic brain injury. Best practices related to successful rehabilitation and recovery will be emphasized.
•Be able to describe the typical physical, cognitive, and behavioral/emotional effects of mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries
•Be able to describe the natural course of recovery and expected outcomes for patients with mild, moderate, and severe brain injuries
•Be able to describe the main evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation strategies for patients with traumatic brain injury
•Understand the epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in these three populations
•Be able to describe the principal mechanisms of traumatic brain injury