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Practical considerations for supporting people with alcohol related brain injury

Alcohol related brain injury (ARBI) is an umbrella term used to capture a number of conditions caused by long term alcohol use. It is estimated that some form of ARBI effects 1 in 8 people who are dependent on alcohol. The consequences of having an alcohol related brain injury can be devastating for the person with the condition, their families and those who care for them. It can also impact greatly on the therapeutic relationship which can ultimately lead to disengagement, and the vulnerable people which this condition do not get the supports that they need.

The Alcohol Forum will provide this 2 hour training on the practical consideration that workers can incorporate into their work in supporting people with ARBI or suspected ARBI. This can help maintain or improve their client’s quality of life, reduce their risk of further harm, help compensate for any cognitive impairments and reduce the burden of this condition on health services.

Due to the complex nature of these conditions, those at risk of ARBI often show up in a number of service including mental health service, general practice, homeless services, unemployment services, social services, hospital emergency departments and forensic services – this training is appropriate for anyone working in addiction or any of these services.

Prior understanding on this topic would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Course Duration: 2 hours

Number of Places Available: 7

Who Should Attend?
Due to the complex nature of these conditions, those at risk of ARBI often show up in a number of service including mental health service, general practice, homeless services, unemployment services, social services, hospital emergency departments and forensic services – this training is appropriate for anyone working in addiction or any of these services.

Dates & Venues:
3rd December 6-8pm

Trainer:
Dr Helen McMonagle, ARBI Rehabilitation Coordinator with the Alcohol Forum

Course Description:
Alcohol related brain injury (ARBI) is an umbrella term used to capture a number of conditions caused by long term alcohol use. It is estimated that some form of ARBI effects 1 in 8 people who are dependent on alcohol. The consequences of having an alcohol related brain injury can be devastating for the person with the condition, their families and those who care for them. It can also impact greatly on the therapeutic relationship which can ultimately lead to disengagement, and the vulnerable people which this condition do not get the supports that they need.

The Alcohol Forum will provide this 2 hour training on the practical consideration that workers can incorporate into their work in supporting people with ARBI or suspected ARBI. This can help maintain or improve their client’s quality of life, reduce their risk of further harm, help compensate for any cognitive impairments and reduce the burden of this condition on health services.

Due to the complex nature of these conditions, those at risk of ARBI often show up in a number of service including mental health service, general practice, homeless services, unemployment services, social services, hospital emergency departments and forensic services – this training is appropriate for anyone working in addiction or any of these services.

Prior understanding on this topic would be beneficial, but is not essential.

Course Content:
The Alcohol Forum will provide this 2 hour training on the practical consideration that workers can incorporate into their work in supporting people with ARBI or suspected ARBI. This can help maintain or improve their client’s quality of life, reduce their risk of further harm, help compensate for any cognitive impairments and reduce the burden of this condition on health services.

Learning Outcomes:

Trainer Profile:
Dr. McMonagle is the ARBI Rehabilitation Coordinator with the Alcohol Forum. She is a psychologist with a special interest in Alcohol-Related Brain Injury and has led the Alcohol Forums endeavors to respond to the needs of those affected by ARBI

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