The relationship between substance abuse and traumatic brain injury is complex. However research suggests that between 40-60% of substance abuse clients may have a history of brain injury. Additionally, the abuse of illicit substances can place clients at increased risk for suffering a traumatic brain injury which leads to numerous health and psycho-social consequences. This webinar provides information about the relationship between traumatic brain injury and substance abuse, prevalence, assessment, and treatment guidelines.

Presenter: Tad T. Gorske, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Director of Outpatient Neuropsychology in the Division of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology within the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gorske has over 20 years experience in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders in both adolescents and adults. Currently, he specializes in the neuro-psychological assessment and rehabilitation of patients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries.

He has published in peer reviewed journals on topics related to addiction, mental health, neuropsychological assessment, and Motivational Interviewing and he is the primary author, along with Dr. Steven Smith from UC Santa Barbara, of Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment.




Psih. Mădălina Simion

Psiholog clinician; neuropsiholog la Centrul de excelență MindCare din MedLife

S-a specializat in evaluarea complexa psihologica si neuropsihologica a copiilor, adolescentilor si adultilor cu afectiuni medicale (ADHD, anxietate, intarzieri in dezvoltare, tulburari genetice, tumori cerebrale, epilepsie, hidrocefalie, traumatisme cranio-cerebrale, etc) in vederea psihodiagnosticului.

A urmat o formare de 450 de ore teoretice si 500 de ore de practica in neuropsihologie clinica (Máster en Neuropsicología Clínica, Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos (ISEP), acreditat de Consiliul General de Psihologie din Spania pentru specializarea in neuropsihologie clinica, program ce indeplineste ghidurile internationale de instruire ale Conferintei din Huston pentru acreditarea de psiholog expert in neuropsihologie clinica in Spania.

Interese profesionale: mapare corticala intraoperatorie, fMRI, functionare executiva

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