2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, from 10:00am-11:30pm (MT)

For more information contact us at: CogRehECHO@salud.unm.edu

Program Description

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 Intervention

1. Cognitive rehabilitation
2. Psychotherapy
3. Substance/alcohol abuse
4. Motivational interviewing

Five Levels of Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention

1. Medication
2. Cognitive training
3. Application of internal compensatory strategies
4. External compensatory strategies
5. Adaptation of the environment

Target Audience

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.

Resources

Program
Team

Mark Pedrotty

Mark Pedrotty, PhD
Co-Medical Director
UNM School of Medicine
CogRehECHO@salud.unm.edu

Elizabeth Anne Wilde

Elizabeth Anne Wilde, PhD
Co-Medical Director
Baylor College of Medicine

Kelly Lister

Kelly Lister, BA
ECHO Institute, Program Specialist
CogRehECHO@salud.unm.edu
505-925-1055

Rachelle Rochelle

Rachelle Rochelle, MPA
ECHO Institute; Director, Program Operations & Outreach
CogRehECHO@salud.unm.edu