This seminar is designed to provide an overview of evidence-based research that links the abuse of substances with traumatic brain injury. The program will begin with a review of neuroplasticity, highlighting aspects that can inform clinical practice. The remainder of the program will be organized around how these principles can be applied to substance use assessment and intervention across treatment settings. Content will address the detrimental neurological effects of substance use following a neurological insult and the potential impact of neurological impact on the areas of occupational performance, including independent living skills, work and driving.

Full Program Title

The Traumatic Consequences of Substance Use: Implications for Evaluation & Intervention for Persons Experiencing the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury


Friday, May  3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The center will be open at 8:30am.

Continuing Education Credit (3.0 CEU)

The following groups qualify for CEU: Chemical Dependency Counselors, Social Workers and Clinical Counselors.


Lynne Chapman, MS, OTR/L, LICDC, CDRS is both a licensed occupational therapist and independent chemical dependency counselor, with clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation and certifications in the areas of driver rehabilitation and transitional work. Lynne manages the driver rehabilitation evaluation and training program at Mercy Health and serves as a consultant for the Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Lynne was an Associate Clinical Faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at The University of Toledo and Senior Clinician in the Department of Rehabilitation at the University of Toledo Medical Center, with a specialization in neurological rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between substance use and traumatic brain injury.
  • Identify links between research findings and clinical practice
  • Integrate approaches of substance use intervention into therapeutic practice with persons experiencing the effects of traumatic brain injury.


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To download a printable form that can be submitted by mail, click here.

Deadline to register is May 1!


  • $50.00 For C.E.U. Credit
  • $25.00 For All Others