Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Acquired Brain Injury: Managing the Silent Epidemic (Ibarra, Waldman, orig. 11.3.2023)
4/20/2024 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email, including a critical link and confirmation code. At the very bottom of the email message, you will find an Attendee Confirmation Code for (name) and a link to Log in to event portal at (link). Once logged in, you will see instructions and links to the recording as well as the evaluation and test.


Originally offered as:
IPA 2023 Webinar Series
1.0 Hours of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 3rd, 2023 8:00-9:00 am ET

Acquired Brain Injury: Managing the Silent Epidemic
Brain injury is a lifelong chronic condition that is frequently unrecognized. Every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. More than 3.5 million children and adults are known to sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) each year, but the full incidence is unknown. Hence, brain injury is often referred to as the "silent epidemic." 

The epidemiology of brain injury and common issues that happen after brain injury including cognitive, physical and emotional/behavioral effects will be discussed. We will also focus on strategies, accommodations and interventions specific to the most common challenges individuals with brain injury face.

While ABI is a chronic, lifelong condition, new interventions exist today that show promise in managing it. Participants will learn about appropriate access to medical care and medical professionals as well as rehabilitation services and professionals that can minimize and treat complications and optimize function in these individuals. We will explore strategies for supporting individuals with ABI including services, supports and resources for assisting them to return to school, work and reintegrate back into their community.

Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiology of brain injury and the common issues that happen after brain injury including cognitive, physical and emotional/behavioral effects.
2.    Identify strategies and accommodations that can be utilized in working with individuals with acquired brain injury.
3.    List and refer to programs, services and assistance available for those with acquired brain injury.

Presenter Bio:  Summer Ibarra, PhD, ABPP-PR, HSPP
Summer Ibarra, PhD, ABPP-RP, HSPP is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in adult clinical neuropsychology with board certification in Rehabilitation Psychology. She has broad training and experience in conducting clinical, behavioral, and neuropsychological assessment and treatment for individuals with brain injury (including mild TBI), stroke, and other neurological disorders for over 15 years. Dr. Ibarra earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University and completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. She currently works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Indiana Neuropsychology Group in Carmel, Indiana.

Dr. Ibarra

Presenter Bio:  Wendy Waldman, BSW, CBIST
Wendy Waldman, BSW, CBIST received her Bachelors in Social Work at University of Georgia in 2000. She worked as a Resource Facilitation Coordinator for Brain Injury Association of Florida for 9 years until moving back to Indiana in 2013.  She worked as a Brain Injury Continuum Outreach Manager with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) from 2013 to 2022.  

Wendy now works as a NeuroResource Facilitator and a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine. In this role, Wendy educates and presents on acquired brain injury throughout Central Indiana to build professional capacity. She also provides information and navigation to various programs and services available for individuals with acquired brain injury. In addition, Wendy assists survivors and families to access these resources and services, both brain injury specific and instrumental. Wendy is the current President for the Brain Injury Association of Indiana, the Indiana Affiliate for Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Wendy is nationally certified as a Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) and provides trainings all over the state to professionals through ACBIS and BIAA.

Wendy Waldman

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. Non-Indiana licensees are also advised to check with their state's licensing board to assure their state accepts continuing education programs approved by entities approved by the APA.
We ask that all participants watch the entire recorded presentation, and complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Ibarra, Wendy Waldman, and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA Platinum - $15
IPA New, Premier, & Emeritus-Practicing - $20
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $25
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $40