TABIRS’ Carolyn Lemsky delivers webinar on Substance Use and Brain Injury

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TABIRS’ Carolyn Lemsky delivers webinar on Substance Use and Brain Injury



On August 12, TABIRS’ Clinical Neuropsychologist Carolyn Lemsky, PhD delivered an online webinar to The Center on Brain Injury Research (CBIRT).

Entitled “Substance Use and Brain Injury”, the webinar explored cognitive supports for a counselling setting, awareness of neurological impairment, and how key interventions are made.

Watch the entire webinar yourself by clicking play on the video above.

Who is The Center on Brain Injury Research?

CBIRT is a center under the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Back in 2018, Oregon was one of 10 U.S. states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant. CBIRT is the lead state agency in this three-year grant.

Ultimately, CBIRT’s aim is to conduct research and training. This helps improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury.

CBIRT’s research focuses on developing several interventions. The goal of these interventions is to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and overall quality of life.

Recorded webinars are a big part of CBIRT’s operation. Indeed, since October 2016, 31 individual webinars have taken place. They are available to view on the CBIRT website as a crucial resource for individuals living with TBI and their caregivers.

Before her latest webinar on August 12, Carolyn Lemsky also delivered the webinar “TBI and Behavioural Health” back in January 2020.

About the speaker – Carolyn Lemsky

Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, PhD is a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist at TABIRS and Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) of Toronto.

Along with her partners at the Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), she has trained over 2000 mental health, addictions and ABI providers in basic skills needed to promote the development of more accessible addictions programming for people living with substance use and ABI.

Find out more about Carolyn Lemsky by visiting her staff bio.

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