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Virginia Commonwealth University proudly offers customized BIFI trainings for organizations and / or practitioner groups interested in integrating the BIFI into their practice. Customized trainings are available internationally. Training structures include:
- For Brain Injury Clinicians: Option of two or three day training packages. Each option includes an intensive day-long seminar preparing participants to implement the BIFI and provides a BIFI manual and kit to each attendee. The two-day training provides an interactive pre-training day focused on family systems and brain injury. The three-day option follows the two-day format with an Advanced Practice Workshop including topics and tools for extending BIFI-based work with families, a one and a half hour TBI & families Ethics Seminar, and a foundation for successfully managing implementation challenges. Both the two and three day options can be customized to integrate a variety of topics designed to meet audience needs (co-morbidity, substance abuse, population-specific practices, etc.). Continuing education units for psychologists are provided for LPs, and certificates of attendance are distributed to all attendees.
- For General Practitioners: Option of two or three day training packages. Two, two-day training options are available. Both two-day options provides an initial day focused on developing familiarity with the individual and systemic implications of traumatic brain injury. Additionally, training includes an introduction to the application of appropriate theoretical frameworks when working with clients recovering from brain injury. For the two-day BIFI training option, day two prepares clinicians to implement the Brain Injury Family Intervention and provides all participants with a BIFI manual and kit. The two-day general practice option offers a second day focused on identification and screening, co-morbidity with other mental health populations, and specific strategies for developing a practice prepared to serve clients with TBI.
The three-day option includes a third day interactive practice workshop preparing clinicians with additional tools and techniques for practice. The three-day option can be further customized to match organizational needs with presented material.
Continuing education units for psychologists are provided for LPs, and certificates of attendance are distributed to all attendees.
- For Para-Professionals and /or non-mental health Professionals working in the field of Brain Injury: Two day training package available. The first day of training provides a foundation of theory and strategy in working to build optimal alliances with brain injury survivors and their families. Day two focuses on training in BIFI modules appropriate for implementation by non-licensed individuals (i.e. education and skills-based modules) and a half-day interactive practice workshop providing the opportunity for practice and supervision.