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AK Lecture 07: “Trauma-Informed SCI Care”

October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Casey Azuero

“Trauma-Informed Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Care”

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures offer the opportunity for women faculty from outside institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars to present on their expertise, either alone or in tandem with an Anne Klibanski Scholar.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:

  • Improve awareness of common trauma disorders and risk factors across the lifespan for developing trauma disorders
  • Have the efficacy in awareness and use of clinical tools to assess for trauma-related disorders
  • Increase their awareness for resources to improve one’s own level of trauma-informed care with this population

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD, Director, Center for Faculty Development; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Presenter: Casey B. Azuero, PhD, MPH, ABBP, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Psychologist, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Azuero received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama and her Master of Public Health degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is board certified in rehabilitation psychology and is an Associate Professor at UAB’s Heersink School of Medicine in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her primary clinical roles include providing inpatient psychological services on the spinal cord injury unit at Spain Rehabilitation Center as well as providing outpatient psychotherapy to individuals coping with chronic conditions and trauma.

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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