Please join us March 27-28, 2020 at our 13th Annual Conference … “Together Toward Tomorrow.” Professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at www.biala.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MaryEllen Looney, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS will be presenting on Saturday, March 28th at 9:45 am
“Break the Silence: An Open Discussion about Sexuality after Injury”
Sex is not typically the first thing that comes to mind when you think of life after a brain injury. MaryEllen Looney plans to unveil this too-often, taboo subject and emphasize the importance of a using a multi-disciplinary approach in addressing sexual dysfunction, as an alarming number of survivors report sexual difficulties after injury. As the Clinical Coordinator at West Jefferson Rehab Center, with 15 years of experience in the inpatient rehab setting, MaryEllen plans to share her experience as an Occupational Therapy Practitioner and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She has assisted with CARF accreditation surveys including specialty programs in Stroke, Brain Injury and Amputation, and has effectively empowered her team with a sexuality education program which she plans to share with you at this conference.