Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation
Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation TeleECHO Clinic (CogRehab ECHO) is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, from 10:00 am-11:30am (MT). For more information, contact us at: CogRehECHO@salud.unm.edu.
Recovery from brain injury is a complex process. UNM is pioneering a whole-person approach to support this. Through training and supporting providers in rural and underserved communities, the Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation teleECHO improves knowledge and skill in care and management of patients with cognitive rehabilitation psychotherapy needs. This innovative and comprehensive approach relies on collaboration between a diverse network of professionals to achieve long-term rehabilitation results.
The purpose of CogRehab ECHO is to train counselors, psychologists and other behavioral health professionals to move beyond injury assessment and testing, toward comprehensive therapy for their patients with brain injuries. During the teleECHO session, participants gain insight on a wide variety of topics, including how to: use referral resources, motivate patients at each stage of care to successfully engage in therapy, and track patient progress.
The CogRehab ECHO curriculum introduces four areas of intervention and five levels of cognitive and behavioral interventions for persons living with brain-injury and their families.
Four Areas of Intervention1. Cognitive rehabilitation
3. Substance/alcohol abuse
4. Motivational interviewing
Five Levels of Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention1. Medication
2. Cognitive training
3. Application of internal compensatory strategies
4. External compensatory strategies
5. Adaptation of the environment
The first half of CogRehab ECHO sessions include weekly presentations given by subject matter experts from around the United States on specific topics of interest. During the second half of the teleECHO sessions, participants are encouraged to share and present de-identified patient cases for expert recommendations and interactive learning. Additionally, participants are given access to evidence-based resources, and are encouraged to engage with presenters and the entire virtual network by asking questions and providing real-time feedback.
CogRehab ECHO helps to provide a venue for group learning and sharing best practice protocols. This will reduce variation in care, improve outcomes for persons living with brain injury and their families, and ultimately will increase clinician satisfaction with rehabilitative practices and outcomes.
Forms and Documents
• Case Presentation Form
• 2017-2018 CogRehabECHO Curriculum
Mark Pedrotty, PhDUNM HSC
UNM School of Medicine
Elizabeth Anne Wilde, PhDBaylor College of Medicine
Jessica Richardson, SLP-CCC PhDUNM HSC
Rachelle Rochelle, MPAClinic Operations Manager
Kelly Lister, BAProgram Specialist