HST029: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. Blair Cano

This is the 5th episode of the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp, a series of podcasts that is looking at all aspects of Veteran Mental Health. Check out the first episode and all episodes as they’re released by going here

Summary:

Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran and licensed psychologist in the states of Colorado and Hawaii. She is the founder and clinical director of Neurofeedback Colorado Springs. In the Navy, she served with VF-101, a fighter squadron based in Virginia Beach, VA. After leaving the Navy, she returned to Colorado Springs to finish her education. She received her Bachelor’s in Sociology/Criminology from From CSU-Pueblo. In addition, she holds a certificate in Forensic Criminology. Her Master’s and Doctorate are in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies. She spent 3 years (5,000 hours) working with and being trained by a Board Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist in Colorado Springs. This gave her experience in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of highly complex children and adults, most of whom suffered from an array of DSM diagnoses. This is also where she was introduced to and trained in neurofeedback.

As a retired Navy veteran, she works extensively with the veteran population and their families, advocating for a holistic assessment and treatment approach for our veteran population. Additionally, she serves as the founder and president of the Neuro-Therapy Foundation; a 501c3 created to raise funds for the rehabilitation of PTSD and mTBI through a combination treatment of neurofeedback and psychotherapy.

IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Blair’s journey from the Navy to the brain
  • The emergence of neuroscience and how it complements psychology
  • Benefits of understanding sources of neurological challenges
  • Different types of TBI: Focal and Diffuse
  • Characteristics of a concussion
  • Differences between the trauma in PTSD and the trauma in TBI
  • Overlap between PTSD and TBI
  • Impact of Diffuse brain injury
  • Healing and recovery from TBI
  • Multiple mental health conditions that complicate treatment and experiences
  • Impact of a lack of education and understanding of TBI in veterans

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Blairs guest posts on the Head Space and Timing Blog:

What Really Happens During and After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD

Blair’s Web site: www.canoneuro.info

Blair’s LinkedIn profile

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.

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