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Overview of Brain Injury and Behavioral Health


Having 1 or more brain injuries with loss of consciousness is associated with greater risk of BH problems, including problematic substance use beginning in adolescents, more psychiatric symptoms, and a significantly elevated risk of suicide. (TBI and Substance Use Disorders, 2021, Not only does brain injury cause behavioral health problems, but associated challenges can also affect the effectiveness of behavioral health treatments. Identifying and supporting those with brain Injury can lead to more successful outcomes. (SAMSHA Publication NO. PEP21-05-03-001, 2021). Join us for a discussion of brain injury basics, behavioral health challenges, connections between the two, and resources for better intervention.


  • Learn about brain injury incidence, causes and types as well as associated emotional, social and cognitive implications associated with brain injury 
  • Discuss the overlap of brain injury, behavioral health, and associated challenges, and how brain injury-informed practice can lead to better outcomes 
  • Review available community resources and informational materials for dissemination and best practice 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Victoria at

The Iowa Board of Certification has approved the training for 1.0 CEU of Counseling Theories & Techniques.

Live ASL interpretation will be provided and Zoom captions will be enabled.  Other reasonable accommodations may be requested by contacting Victoria by emailing .

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance within 30 days of the webinar.

Date / Time
Wed, Apr 12, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm
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