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Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health in the K-12 Education Community

11:00am - October 6, 2020 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
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Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health in the K-12 Education Community 

This is an intensive, online, workshop focuses on issues around traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health that are most prevalent within the K-12 community. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. It will be 90 minutes and consist of a presentation, an interactive exercise, and Q & A. This format is designed to facilitate experiential learning and problem solving. This workshop will be led by a nationally recognized subject matter expert.  


Registration for this workshop is full.


Certificates of Attendance will be issued for this workshop.



  • Karen McAvoy, PsyD


Karen McAvoyKaren McAvoy, PsyD is dually credentialed as a clinical and school psychologist. She practiced as a Pediatric Psychologist at Seattle and Denver Children’s Hospitals and as the Director of the Center for Concussion with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She also practiced as a School Psychologist for 20 years serving as Coordinator of Mental Health, Coordinator of Manifestation Determinations and Coordinator of the Brain Injury Team at Cherry Creek School District. After 20 years on the frontlines in a school district, Dr McAvoy then served as a consultant for an additional 10 years to the Colorado Department of Education - providing trainings to multi-disciplinary school teams across the state of Colorado on the impact of brain injury and neuro-diversity on learning and behavior. Dr McAvoy is the author of REAP (Remove/Reduce* Educate*Adjust/Accommodate and Pace) – a community-based inter-disciplinary team approach to concussion management customized in 12+ states: She is also the co-founder/owner of a website and training curriculum empowering educators to oversee and direct Return to Learn efforts for students with concussion as they return to school. Dr McAvoy continues to keep a foot each in the world of medicine and education: half-time she provides assessments, treatment and consultation to adults and children suffering from mild/moderate/severe brain injury at the Aasha Brain Clinic in Ft Collins, CO. The other half of her time is spent routinely traveling the country providing training to schools on Return to Learn following brain injury.

Future Webinar                                     

Open Session Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health for the Primary Health Care Community

October 27, 2020         

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MT

Trainers: Caitlin Synovec, OTD, OTR/L and Amber Richert, BSN, MSN, DNP


This workshop is open to anyone. Learn more and register