This webinar is part of a series of webinars on AudiologyOnline in June 2014 entitled, Auditory Assessment of the Blast-exposed Patient, presented in partnership with the Defense Hearing Center of Excellence supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. This webinar will discuss comprehensive management of the blast-exposed patient, including mental health implications. The other webinars in the series can be found in the AudiologyOnline course library, under the topic "Blast Exposure".
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 24668, "Auditory Assessment of the Blast-exposed Patient; Presented in Partnership with the Defense Hearing Center of Excellence supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.” Course 24668 contains recordings of the four events from this virtual conference on the topic of Blast Exposure. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 24668.
Course created on June 11, 2014
- After this course learners will be able to identify common cognitive complaints that would affect audiologists’ evaluation of a veteran.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the impact of brain injury on psychological health
- After this course learners will be able to list key phrases or indicators that may necessitate a psychological referral
|5-10 Minutes||Ask, listen, learn/deployment health/numbers|
|10-15 Minutes||Who is a veteran?/VA 101|
|15-20 Minutes||Associated pathologies|
|20-25 Minutes||Patient military history questions|
|25-30 Minutes||VA/Community Health partnership|
|30-35 Minutes||Brain injury and psychological health|
|35-40 Minutes||Assessment and cognition|
|45-50 Minutes||Psychological health in case history|
|50-55 Minutes||Psychological disorders/key phrases to look for|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Alison Cernich, PhD
Alison Cernich, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist, who serves as the Deputy Director for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI (DCoE) and enables collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration as a detailed employee from VA Central Office’s Mental Health Services. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in 2002. She completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship in rehabilitation outcomes measurement at the Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research & Education Corporation, funded by the National Institutes of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive neurosciences at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, DC. She was previously the Director of Neuropsychology and Director of the Polytrauma Support Clinical Team at the VA Maryland Health Care System. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is the lead or contributing author on multiple peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations, with a specific emphasis on traumatic brain injury and computerized neuropsychological assessment.
Stephen C. Hunt, MD, MPH
National Director, VA Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative
Dr. Hunt is the National Director of the VA Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative. He established the Gulf War Veterans Clinic at the VA Puget Sound in 1994; later re-named the Deployment Health Clinic, this integrated care model was designated as a “best practices approach” to post-deployment care for returning combat Veterans in 2006. Since 2003 over 9500 Veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts have been evaluated in the Seattle Division and a similar number in the American Lake divisions of VA Puget Sound. Dr. Hunt has spent the past 20 years providing care for and conducting clinical research related to the health concerns of combat Veterans from the 1991 Gulf War. He is a PI on a recently completed treatment trial using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for the treatment of unexplained symptoms in Gulf War I Veterans. He is the VA Co-PI on the DoD/VA Joint Pain Care Education Project, Chair of the VA Outreach Governance Board and has been actively involved in Patient Aligned Care Team (Medical Home) implementation in VA. He regularly gives lectures and trainings on post-deployment care nationwide for both VA and non-VA clinicians and organizations and is on numerous panels, advisory groups and work groups involved with post-deployment care. Dr. Hunt also directs the program at the VA Puget Sound that provides evaluations and care for Veterans with Agent Orange exposures, ionizing radiation exposures and other toxic environmental exposures related to military service.
He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the University of Washington Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program.
Lucille Burgo-Black, MD
Dr. Lucile Burgo-Black is a primary care internist and clinician educator with a 29 year VA primary care career and is an assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her medical degree from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and her residency training in New Haven. She is the National Co-Director of the Post Deployment Integrated Care Initiative, Associate Primary Care Director at VA Connecticut Healthcare and an enthusiastic Patient Aligned Care Team member. She supports many initiatives to provide the best care to all Veterans including PACT implementation, outreach, rural health education, telehealth and pain initiatives, the integration of mental health services in primary care, advancing clinical informatics and social networking tools in VA and translating evidence based strategies into clinical practice.
Robin Hurley, MD
Dr. Hurley received her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1990. She completed her psychiatry residency with a focus tract on neuropsychiatry and neuroimaging research at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. After completing residency, Dr. Hurley remained at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston VAMC as faculty in Psychiatry and Radiology in the Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research until 2003 (9 years). At that time, she transferred to the Salisbury, North Carolina VAMC, and joined the Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology. Dr. Hurley is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Psychiatry and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties Certification in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Hurley has co-authored over 82 journal articles as well as multiple book chapters, Neuranatomical Teaching Charts, and numerous scientific presentations. She is the Co-Editor of the “Window’s To The Brain” section of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and “Window’s To the Brain” imaging textbook. She has won multiple national awards for her scientific work and teaching including induction into the Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators. She is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and chair of their national education committee. Dr. Hurley has maintained a VAMC psychiatric traumatic brain injury teaching service for over 18 years and given well over 115 invited lectures, including both within the United States and internationally.
Dr. Hurley is a co-author of and Associate Director for Education of the VISN 6 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) with a focus on Post-Deployment Mental Health. Within the MIRECC, she is co-investigator on several brain injury and PTSD research studies, principal investigator for a new brain injury rehabilitation program, and site principal investigator for several multi-site cooperative studies within VHA. Additionally, Dr. Hurley has served on multiple national VHA committees and task forces, has written and been awarded multiple grants from academic training programs in a variety of medical and surgical subspecialties, and has served in many leadership roles. Currently, she is the Associate Chief of Staff for Research & Education, Salisbury VAMC and the VISN 6 Academic Affiliations Officer.
Stephen Hunt, MD: Financial: Stephen Hunt is an employee of the VA. Non-Financial: Dr. Hunt has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Lucille Burgo-Black, MD: Financial: Lucille Burgo-Black is an employee of the VA. Non-Financial: Dr. Burgo-Black has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Robin Hurley, MD: Financial: Robin Hurley is an employee of the VA and has participated in research for the VA. Non-Financial: Dr. Hurley has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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