2022.03.31 – Self-Advocacy after Brain Injury: An Evidence-based Model of Empowerment (Live Webinar)

A Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research live webinar featuring Lenore Hawley, MSSW, LCSW, CBIST. Airs live at 3 p.m. ET March 31, 2022. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET November 9, 2021.


Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ESTMarch 30, 2022. If you purchase a registration, you will receive an email with attendance instructions the day the webinar airs. Please make sure to whitelist skelly@biausa.org to ensure you receive the instructions.

Advocating for one’s own needs and wishes requires self-awareness, problem-solving, assertive communication, and self-efficacy. 

Join this Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research webinar as Lenore Hawley discusses research demonstrating the efficacy of the Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) intervention, designed to empower individuals living with brain injury with self-advocacy skills and beliefs. The presentation will emphasize the clinical components and application of this intervention in outpatient and community settings. 

Learning Objectives

  • At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the concept of self-advocacy as it relates to individuals living with brain injury
  • Describe the results of a RCT demonstrating the efficacy of the SAIL program and related research
  • Summarize the major components of the Self-Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) intervention
  • Describe strategies for applying this intervention in outpatient and community settings

Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.


Speaker Bios:

Lenore “Lenny” Hawley, MSSW, LCSW, has served individuals living with brain injury and their families for 40 years as a clinician and researcher, with specific expertise in group therapy, social competence and self-advocacy.  She is the Brain Injury Education Counselor at Craig Hospital, and the Principal Investigator of a TBI Model System randomized controlled trial on self-advocacy.  Lenny is the author of A Family Guide to the Head Injured Adult, The Self-Advocacy for Independent Life Workbook, and co-author of Group Interactive Structured Treatment - GIST: for Social Competence, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury. 


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