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Self-Awareness Training Through Learning and Function

presented by Diane Powers Dirette and Martha Acosta

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Financial: Diane Powers Dirette receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Diane Powers Dirette has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.

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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In this course, Dr. Diane Powers Dirette presents the Self-awareness Enhancement through Learning and Function (SELF) guideline for practice. This guideline includes the theoretical base and instruction in how to provide the optimal assessment and intervention for deficits in self-awareness using the latest theoretical evidence. Evaluation forms for use with clients, families and therapists are provided and the use of these forms is demonstrated.

Meet Your Instructors

Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA

Diane Powers Dirette is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University, mainly teaching Perception and Cognition, Research, and Theory. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University and her master’s and doctorate degrees at New York University, studying occupational therapy at all levels. She has published in national and…

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Martha Acosta, PhD, PT, GCS

Dr. Acosta received her Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas after receiving a Bachelors degree in Pre-Medicine from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. After working several years as a clinician, she went on to pursue a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from Southwest Texas State University.…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Introduction & Background

In this chapter, participants will be introduced to the history, associated terms, definitions, and components of self-awareness. Participants will also review a case excerpt from a client interview demonstrating changes that may take place after brain injury.

2. Theoretical Base

In this chapter, participants will define the neurological correlates, pre-injury factors and theories of change in self-awareness that are relevant to evaluation and intervention in cases of brain injury.

3. Evaluation

In this chapter, participants will learn to use the SELF Form to evaluate a client's level of self-awareness and his or her belief perspective. The implementation of the SELF Form will be demonstrated on a client recovering from brain injury, and on a family member.

4. Intervention

This chapter defines specific strategies for effectively enhance self-awareness using the ABC's of treatment, including alliance building, brain education, and compensatory strategies.

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