Head Trauma and Head Drama: Evidence Based Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Concussion
Saturday, March 2nd, 9am-12pm
Jennifer Hogansen, PhD, CIC
Licensed Psychologist, Behavioral Health, Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis, Oregon
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant
This workshop is designed for behavioral health providers interested in learning about the basic and clinical science of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), more commonly known as concussion. The workshop aims to educate participants on recent advances in the assessment and treatment of concussion. There will be a focus on the role of behavioral health, including psychotherapy, in understanding the nature of concussion injury and management of its symptoms. The facilitator aims to make this workshop an informative and entertaining experience for attendees, including video illustrations, case examples, and interactive discussion.
Location The Corvallis Clinic, Asbury Building, Dining Rooms A and B, 3680 NW Samaritan Dr., Corvallis, OR 97330.
(Park BEHIND the Asbury building; this is closest to where Dining Rooms are located).
9:00-9:10 Introduction and Overview of Workshop
9:10-9:50 Concussion 101
9:50-10:15 Assessment: The Clinical Profile Approach
10:30-11:00 Treatment: Compensation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration
11:00-11:40 Case Examples
11:45-12:00 Q&A/Closing Comments
This workshop will educate participants about:
- Definitions for the neuropsychological construct commonly referred to as concussion
- The biomechanics and neurophysiology of concussion
- Epidemiology and the impact of concussion injuries
- Symptoms and effects of concussion
- Protracted recovery from concussion: Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS)
- The role of sport as a laboratory assessment model and sports-related concussions
- Risk factors and at-risk populations for concussion injury
- The difference between homogenous and heterogeneous approaches to concussion
- A new approach to understanding concussion: Clinical profiles
- Comprehensive evidence based assessment of concussion
- Targeted evidence based treatments for concussion
- Neuropsychological recovery and the role of rehabilitation and compensation
- The benefits and challenges of treating psychological issues after concussion
- The role of complementary and alternative medicine approaches to recovery from concussion
- Case studies of patients of varying ages with acute concussion, subacute concussion, and PCS
Dr. Hogansen earned her clinical psychology degree from the University of Oregon and then trained at Oregon Health & Science University’s Institute on Development and Disability. After completing her post-graduate work, she provided clinical services at OHSU’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center while also working as a researcher at Portland State University. She has been at The Corvallis Clinic for over eleven years. Her training and practice has focused on patients presenting with a variety of medical, developmental, and mental health conditions. She has also received extended training in mindfulness based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her current practice is focused on providing assessment services for individuals living with traumatic brain injuries, including concussion, and developmental differences (e.g., neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disorders, and movement disorders).