Professional Community Educational Event: Treating Problem Behavior


CNS and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Invite You to a Complimentary CEU Event 

Treating Problem Behavior After Traumatic Brain Injury: Making Rehabilitation Great Again!


Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Dinner will be provided


Please RSVP to Heidi-Lynn Trial

Registration Deadline 
Friday, November 14, 2019


Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Redwood Room, Providence Bldg
3100 Summit St.
Oakland, CA 94906

Parking—Summit Garage
3131 Summit St.
Oakland CA 94906
$10 fee

Course Description

This course reviews the problem of disruptive neurobehavioral difficulties experienced by individuals following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Information is provided to describe the magnitude of behavior problems, the factors that contribute to challenging behavior, and methods to treat individuals experiencing these problems. Details regarding the process of development and implementation of effective programs will be outlined. Experience-based treatment options and interactive exercises will assist caregivers, members of treatment teams, and other stakeholders with gaining greater understanding and skill regarding appropriate management of the treatment challenge posed by problem behavior in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered a TBI.


Following the presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Identify frequently observed neurobehavioral difficulties and sequella demonstrated by brain injured persons.
  • Recognize possible treatment concepts, plans, and approaches which, based on research and experience, have assisted in improving problem behavior for individuals following TBI.
  • Be aware of the impact of treatment integrity and how to best ensure compliance with programs to maximize functional improvement.  


Regional Director of Clinical Services, Director of Behavior Programming

Chris Persel’s expertise spans 40 years in brain injury rehabilitation. He has over 20 years’ experience in crisis intervention training and has designed/implemented skill and behavior change programs. Chris speaks frequently, lecturing on brain injury, behavior, and rehabilitation. He was named “Outstanding Professional in the Field" by the Brain Injury Association of America.



PT, OT and SLP CE’s to be provided. 2.0 CEUs for RN, CA-ADJ, CCM and General Certificate of Attendance available to all attendees. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. CEP10075 for 2.0 contact hours. This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM Board Certified Case Managers. The course is approved for 2.0 Contact hours.