The world of traumatic brain injuries is complex and nuanced. Dr. Katie Scott, a neuropsychologist at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute, is here to talk through the essentials of this multi-layered area. She also provided a fantastic resources list for the Cool Things Mentioned section. Here are just a few pieces that we touch on during our episode:
- Definition of terms: brain injury, TBI, concussion, and so forth
- Assessment of TBI
- Common misconceptions around TBI
- “Return to learn” strategies after a head injury
Cool Things Mentioned
- University of Michigan’s Concussion Center – https://concussion.umich.edu/
- ReThink Concussion from UPMC – https://rethinkconcussions.upmc.com/
- Concussion Corner podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/concussion-corner/id1341259918
- CDC’s HEADS UP to Brain Injury Awareness – https://www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP/
- Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook – https://www.orcasinc.com/products/brain-101/index.html
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment (AACN Workshop Series) by Michael McCrea – https://www.amazon.com/Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Postconcussion-Syndrome/dp/0195328299/
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About Dr. Katie Scott
Dr. Katie Scott is a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute. She is also a clinical partner with the University of Michigan’s Concussion Center, a multidisciplinary center with research, clinical, and outreach cores committed to concussion prevention, identification, management, and outcomes.
Dr. Scott earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University. She completed her internship at the Denver VA, where she had the opportunity to focus on neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. This focus continued during her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
She has experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient acute rehab, outpatient interdisciplinary clinics, and outpatient neuropsychological assessment, as well as in serving educational and supervisory roles within an APPCN-affiliated fellowship program.
Specific to concussion, her work has spanned multiple modalities, including sideline assessment of acute concussion, assessment and intervention within both sport-related and non-sport-related concussion clinics, and evaluation of individuals experiencing prolonged recovery of symptoms following concussion. She has worked with athletes across levels of competition, such as youth sport programs, high school and collegiate athletics, and professional teams. Her current research interests include return-to-learn and psychological intervention following concussion.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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