2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, from 10:00am-11:30pm (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.
During the teleECHO sessions, 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 program curriculum introduces four areas of intervention and five levels of cognitive and behavioral interventions for persons living with brain-injury and their families. Sharing these best practices protocols 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.
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
Counselors, psychologists and other behavioral health professionals who seek to move beyond injury assessment and testing, toward comprehensive therapy for their patients with brain injuries.