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WMCMA March Meeting 

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March 11, 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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This is an online event. 

Contact Information:

Washington Medical Case Management Association 

(425) 329-9456 

495 West Badger Rd, Lynden WA 98264


WMCMA March Monthly Meeting

Virtual Edition

Thursday, March 11, 2021

"Substance Misuse and Acquired Brain Injury: Evidence-based Techniques to Prepare People for Lasting Change" 1.0 CE

 Presented by 

Gary S. Seal PhD – Regional Director of Clinical Services

Center for Neuro Skills

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Networking 11:30, Announcements and Sponsor Features 11:45, Program 12:00 to 1:00                    
Virtual! Zoom Webinar or Call In

COST: Includes 1.0 CE
$10 for WMCMA/CMSA Members; $20 for non-members;
First Time Guest or Current Student: Free

   This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for  1.0 CE contact hour(s).* 

About This Presentation 

Substance misuse, particularly alcohol misuse, is a risk factor for acquiring a brain injury, and a brain injury may be a risk factor for developing substance misuse. Almost two thirds of people who sustain a traumatic brain injury are intoxicated at the time of injury. This presentation will explore the relationship between substance misuse and ABI, challenges in providing rehabilitation to persons with ABI and co-occurring substance misuse, and limitations in traditional or 12-step approaches to substance misuse treatment in the ABI population.


1.Define substance misuse. 2. Discuss the relationship between substance misuse (particularly alcohol) and acquired brain injury. 3. Discuss challenges in providing rehabilitation to persons with ABI and co-occurring substance misuse. 4. List problems with traditional or 12-step approaches with the ABI population. 5. Describe the Transtheoretical Model (aka – Stage Change) and evidence-based treatment techniques for addressing substance misuse. 6. Discuss and present data from a small pilot project. 7. Discuss Harm Reduction: Helpful strategies when people refuse to quit.

 Gary Seal, PhD is the Regional Director of Clinical Services for the Centre for Neuro Skills. He received his doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. He is dual licensed in Texas as a Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Psychological Associate with Independent Practice, and he holds a clinical appointment at UTMB in the School of Health Professions – Department of Rehabilitation Science. He has worked exclusively in postacute brain injury rehabilitation for over 28 years and has conducted research and published peer-reviewed articles on topics including rehabilitation outcomes, the relationship between positive emotion and recovery of functional status following stroke, and emergency preparedness for disabled populations.

Please join us for this informative presentation. For more information and to register please click on the links below. 



The webinar will be recorded if you are unable to attend live. The CEU will also be available for those that complete the course requirements.

 Online registration is easier than ever!  You can register online whether you are paying by credit card or planning to pay later or sending a check - just click on the "Register Now" button below.  You can also call the WMCMA office at (425) 329-9456 or email contactWMCMA@gmail.com to register.  Reservations must be prepaid or guaranteed by check, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover. Questions? Contact us at rebekahb.wmcma@gmail.com or contactwmcma@gmail.com.