SIGN UP FOR CLASS AT BIA-MA – NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS
WESTBOROUGH, MA March 29, 2018 Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to announce that they will be offering a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) class at its hospital in Westborough, MA. This is a new class and is the first in classroom CBIS program to be offered in over 2 years here in the Boston area. The class is occasionally offered in web-based format. The upcoming class is being planned and will be re-scheduled for October 26-28 2018. The class will be taught by Michael Sefton, Ph.D., who is a
Certified Brain Injury Specialist -Trainer and Director of Neuropsychology and Psychological Services at the Rehabilitation Hospital. This is a new course that provides extensive education in all areas of traumatic and acquired brain injury. The certification comes through the Academy of Brain Injury Specialists and must be renewed annually. Students must pass an online test at the end of the course. Students who receive their certification will receive 1 year of the Journal of Traumatic Brain Injury as part of the certification cost for the first year.
The cost of the course is approximately $500.00 which includes the examination fee, book, and catered lunch both days. The textbook The Essential Brain Injury Guide – 5th Edition was published in 2016 by the Brain Injury Association of America. It is extensive in its revision over the 4th Edition text. It can be purchased on-line or at the class for a discounted price. The CBIS Class will be held in conjunction with the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association. The class will be available as a webinar as well for those who are out of state.
Class prerequisites include 500 hours of direct service to patients suffering from the effects of traumatic or acquired brain injury and completed their post baccalaureate training. Others are permitted to take the class and obtain a Provisional certification that may be transferred to full certification once they have completed prerequisite educational requirements.
Contact ACBIS faculty Michael Sefton at 508-870-2222 x 2153 or firstname.lastname@example.org about becoming a member of the class. Interested students may also contact Ms. Beth Pusey, Education Manager at the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts at 508-475-0032 X 19 for more. Class size will be limited. Additional details about the Academy of Brain Injury Specialists is at https://www.biausa.org/professionals/acbis