Dr. Angela Sanders, a licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin, now serves as the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Lakeview, WI. She oversees behavioral health services in the youth and adult residential programs, the outpatient behavioral health clinic, as well as the hospital at Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab. Dr. Sanders received her doctoral and master's degrees in clinical psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Marquette University. Dr. Sanders has worked in leadership capacities overseeing behavioral health and case management services across a variety of settings, including residential, educational and outpatient programs, for the past 20 years. Within her various leadership roles, Dr. Sanders has specialized in program development initiatives. In addition, Dr. Sanders continues to provide individual, group and family therapies, as well as psychological testing for children, adolescents, and adults with diverse needs.
You are Invited… Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Free Full Day Seminar with 3 CEU’s - 3 SpeakersPresented By: Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab, Waterford, WI
Dr. Tina Trudel Addressing Foundations of Neuropsychology at NABIS Clinical and Legal Conferences in Miami
Neuropsychological evaluation is a core component of assessing the impact on behavior, cognition and function, of brain injuries of all types. The principles of neuropsychological evaluation are based on assumptions of standardization, reliability, validity and comparisons with normative data. This pair of NABIS presentations, by Lakeview’s Dr. Tina Trudel, will address these complex issues, with examples from actual clinical cases - some of which were subjects of litigation. Recommendations for how to convey neuropsychological findings to laypersons and the benefit of reporting in percentiles will be reviewed.
Please join Lakeview at the North American Brain Injury Society’s (NABIS) Annual Conference in Miami, FL 9/11-9/15/2012 where Lakeview’s Director of Behavioral Services and Training, Dr. Michael Mozzoni, will be presenting on ‘Training Methods in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Limbic Activation, Fluency and Discounting’. People with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) often present with problems in the areas of: impulsivity, attention, memory, awareness and disinhibition. They may have difficulty learning/re-learning skills and information, which can slow progress and compromise treatment success. These deficits, in many cases, result in acquired learning disabilities. Training methods developed in special education for persons with learning disabilities appear to be appropriate and effective for persons with ABI. Funding pressures have dramatically decreased the time allowed for treatment, requiring therapists to use more efficient training methods. This presentation will demonstrate training methods found in the behavioral literature and effectively applied to persons with ABI. Evidence in the behavioral literature concerning methods of fluency, discounting and trial presentation will be presented with several case examples. In addition, some original research will be presented concerning mild limbic system activation to retrain autobiographical memory. Issues of motivation, alignment of expectations and success in therapy sessions will be reviewed in relation to behavior management and skill acquisition. For more information, please visit www.nabis.org.
In 2009, Ann C. McKee, MD, Robert C. Cantu, MD, Christopher J. Nowinski, AB, E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte, MD, Brandon E. Gavett, PhD, Andrew E. Budson, MD, Veronica E. Santini, MD, Hyo-Soon Lee, MD, Caroline A. Kubilus, and Robert A. Stern, PhD, published a landmark article on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology [J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 July; 68(7): 709-735]. While 'Dementia Pugilistica' or the repeated brain trauma caused by boxing had been well established, this article raised attention to highlight other repeat concussion sports such as football. The researchers further identified and defined CTE, as a syndrome with specific pathology and symptoms. The symptoms of CTE reported include memory disturbances, behavioral and personality changes, Parkinsonism, speech and gait abnormalities and is now noted to include impulsive behavior, mood instability, increased suicide risk and eventual dementia in some instances.
Lakeview New Hampshire’s Special Education School and Residential Treatment Program have been approved by New York State effective 07/-1/2012, as a school-aged, center-based, 12 month residential program for youth from New York, ages 6-21, including occupational, physical and speech-language therapies. The program is approved to serve youth within the primary educational disability categories of Autism, Emotionally Disturbed, Intellectually Disabled, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impaired, Other Health Impaired, Learning Disabled, Traumatic Brain Injury and Visually Impaired. With guidance from Lakeview’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview NH’s Executive Director, Dr. Tom Horan, oversees programs and services, with Director of Education Corinne Rocco, MEd, CAGS, Youth Director Dr. Amanda Goza, Board Certified Child Psychiatrist Dr. Kim Whitesell, School Psychologist Dr. Cathy Bergeron, and a full team of teachers, behavior analysts, neuropsychologists, counselors, case managers, recreation therapists, nurses, physicians and allied health professionals.
Please join us in congratulating Lakeview’s newest Vice-President, ROBYN R. RUSHING, RRT, NRP, BBA, VP of Medical Operations and Development & Hospital Administrator. Ms. Rushing has 20 years of hospital experience, entering the field as a licensed Respiratory Therapist. For the last few years she has been instrumental in developing Lakeview’s medical operations including home health services, ventilator programs, intermediate care unit, lab services, outpatient clinics, dialysis, bronchoscopy, endoscopy and critical care paramedic service in her role as Hospital Administrator. Previously, Ms. Rushing served as Director of Business Development and later as Chief Executive Officer for three LTACs based in Tulsa, OK. Prior to joining Lakeview as Hospital Administrator, Ms. Rushing also served as Administrative Director for Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Tulsa. Ms. Rushing is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Member of the American College of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab. She will be continuing in her role as Hospital Administrator, with Paula Ashley, RN, now serving as Associate Hospital Administrator.
Neurotoxicity will be the topic of both a full-day preconference program as well as a conference session at the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Annual Conference 09/12-09/15/2012 in Miami, FL. Neurotoxic exposure, an often unrecognized cause of brain damage across the lifespan, will be addressed by leading medical, neuropsychological, life care planning and legal experts, including Lakeview President/COO and neuropsychologist, Dr. Tina Trudel. Whether caused by exposure in utero, through childhood experience or as an adult; through low level chronic or acute episode; and environmental, residential or occupational exposure - all may result in brain damage and impairment of functioning. This workshop on the types, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, litigation and life care planning of neurotoxic exposure cases will be highlighted by current research and in depth case reviews.
Jim Para-Cremer, MS, BCBA, Lakeview Administrator of Residential Programs in Wisconsin, and Daniel Parker presented a CEU course entitled ‘A Practical Approach to Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) within Applied Settings’ at the August 13, 2012 Wisconsin statewide ABA conference. Utilizing data and functional analysis, this workshop outlined methods that enable educators to determine the types of supports and interventions needed for students. The focus of the workshop addressed how to develop systems that assist with determining the accommodations and skills needed to promote positive adaptive and functional skills for learners. Lakeview’s leadership team, including Jim Para-Cremer, are available to present evidence-based and best practices and approaches in the areas of education, treatment, and rehabilitation of youth and adults with neurobehavioral and developmental needs, including those with diagnoses of brain injury and autism spectrum disorders.
The recent Bloomberg article on abuse at the FINR brain injury rehabilitation program has spurred strong emotions and much discussion. It is both tragic for those affected, and inexcusable to have occurred. Lakeview hopes that the brain injury community and the general public recognize that this one example does not reflect the field of dedicated providers who respect human rights, follow rules and regulations and value the moral responsibility that is inherent in operating healthcare facilities and serving persons with BI and related conditions. The Lakeview affiliated companies are privately owned by the very people whose bios and long term commitment to support and advocacy, are evident on this website. This small, accountable and committed group includes our Chairman, Tony Merka, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Lifetime Achievement Awardee and early supporter for the foundation of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA); our President, and Tony’s long term business partner Carolyn McDermott, a committed BI advocate; CEO Chris Slover, former Chairman of Brain Injury Association’s Business & Professional Council, member of the BIAA Board of Directors; and COO Dr. Tina Trudel, BIAA Founders Award Honoree (2008) for advocacy and service, as well as a board member of BIAA, NABIS and the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, among other roles. Lakeview programs are CARF and/or Joint Commission accredited, as we welcome external review of what we do. We further maintain stringent corporate compliance, quality assurance and internal audit programs, including an anonymous 800 number so that any of our program participants, families, staff, funders or members of the public can directly contact our leadership with a mandatory 24 hour response time. Lakeview always seeks to improve and lead in the field – both in our quality of care and in the respect and dignity afforded to all who receive that care.