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Neuropsychiatric Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, March 17, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Craig Hospital,
3425 S. Clarkson St.,
Englewood, CO

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists in the Denver Metro area who wish to learn more about psychiatric treatment for individuals with TBI. All mental health professionals are invited to attend.

This ½ day seminar is provided at no cost to attendees.


Faculty includes:

Alan Weintraub, M.D., Craig Hospital
Randall Buzan, M.D., Consultant, Craig Hospital
Benjamin Alderfer, M.D., Porter Adventist Hospital
James Schraa, Psy.D., Craig Hospital
James Berry, PH.D., Craig Hospital
Lenny Hawley, LCSW, Craig Hospital
Liz Gerdeman, MA, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Program Overview: it has been estimated that up to 49% of individuals with TBI may have a co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis. Evidence suggests that TBI may cause vulnerability for psychiatric disorders, including depression and anxiety. This seminar will provide an overview of neuropsychiatric treatment of individuals with TBI, describing neuropsychiatric disorders, treatment approaches, and resources.

Educational Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe neurobehavioral disorders associated with moderate and severe TBI
  • Describe frontotemporal neurobehavioral syndromes and associated disability
  • Describe adaptive psychotherapy and community integration for patients and families with moderate to severe TBI
  • Describe pharmacotherapy options in treating the neurobehavioral sequelae of TBI


7:30: Registration, continental breakfast

7:45: Randy Buzan, MD – Neuropsychiatric Treatment of TBI

8:30: Alan Weintraub, MD - Pharmacological Rehabilitation of Frontal Brain Dysfunction Following TBI

9:15: Ben Alderfer, MD – Emotional Disorders Following TBI

10:00: break with refreshments

10:15: Jim Schraa, Psy.D. – Frontal Syndrome Following TBI

11:00: Jim Berry, Ph.D. – Family Dynamics and Patient Reintegration

11:45: Lenny Hawley, LCSW – Adapting Psychotherapy for Individuals with TBI

12:15: Liz Gerdeman, BIAC – Community Resources

12:30: Adjourn

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Craig Hospital. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Craig Hospital


Sponsored by a grant from the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Program Education Fund, and Craig Hospital.

Location and Parking

The Neuropsychiatric Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury seminar will take place at Craig Hospital, located at 3425 S. Clarkson, St., Englewood, CO., 80113.

Parking is limited, please try to arrive early.