Closing gaps in integrated care: Brain injury in the complex client with addictions and mental health issues

Webinar recording

On December 9, 2015, EENet hosted a webinar titled, "Closing gaps in integrated care: Brain injury in the complex client with addictions and mental health issues." This event was presented in partnership with Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto and the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging Project.

In this 1-hour webinar you'll learn about:

  • The prevalence of brain injury in mental health and addictions settings.
  • How brain injury is related to complex care needs.
  • How existing service structures may reduce access to care.
  • Opportunities for capacity building to better understand and accommodate the needs of people living with brain injury.

To watch the webinar recording click here. To see the presentation slides click here. To read the answers to the questions that we did not have time to answer during the webinar click here.

The presenters

  • Dr. Carolyn Lemsky - Clinical Director, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) of Toronto. Carolyn is a neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past six years she has been the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging Project, a partnership with the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health and CHIRS.
  • Judy Gargaro - Research Coordinator, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. For the past 25 years, Judy has worked as a research coordinator and clinical program evaluator in the areas of diabetes, spinal cord injury, mental health, and in particular brain injury.