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Brain Injury & Behavioral Dyscontrol: Neuropsychosocial Intervention

presented by Robert Karol, Ph.D., LP, ABPP-RP, CBIST

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Robert Karol receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. Robert Karol receives royalties for his books from the following organizations: Oxford University Press, CRC Press and Lash and Associates Publishing.

Non-Financial: Robert Karol is on the Board of Directors – United States Brain Injury Alliance.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Behavioral dyscontrol refers to manifestations of inappropriate conduct. It includes noncompliance/nonadherence, physical aggression, verbal aggression/threats, sexual inappropriateness, poor safety/judgment, elopement, wandering, making demands/being manipulative, hoarding, social withdrawal, self-injurious behavior, suicidal ideation/behavior, somatic complaints, unawareness of deficits, hallucinations/delusions, etc.

When basic treatment approaches (therapeutic discussions, skill building, or consequences) are insufficiently effective, environmental change will work to achieve behavioral control. Neuropsychosocial Intervention is an environmental treatment method based on understanding the causes of the behavior (the phenomenology of dyscontrol) and addressing the behavior with environmental change. This course will explain crucial variables that drive behavior and how to make changes that eliminate the troublesome behaviors. This course is Part 4 of a four-part series of courses on behavioral dyscontrol following brain injury.

Meet Your Instructor

Robert Karol, Ph.D., LP, ABPP-RP, CBIST

Dr. Karol is President of a group private practice, Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting, in Minneapolis, that specializes in counseling for persons with brain injury and other disabilities, neuropsychological and rehabilitation evaluations, program development consultation for organizations, workshops & staff training, and case consultation for providers, insurers, and attorneys. Dr. Karol has also recently served…

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1. Advanced Behavioral Dyscontrol Intervention: The Phenomenology of Dyscontrol

To effectively alter behavior, it is crucial that the cause of the behavior be determined. Behaviors will stop when the causes of the behaviors are treated. The goal of this chapter is to explain the nature of the drivers of behavior and their role in changing behavior.

2. Advanced Behavioral Dyscontrol Intervention: Neuropsychosocial Intervention

An environmental treatment intervention can work when other procedures fail. Such an intervention targets the etiology of the behavior and eliminates the reasons that sustained the behavior. The goal of this chapter is to explain environmental neuropsychosocial intervention, the variables to be manipulated, and the nature of neuropsychosocial care plans.

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