ABI Awareness/Foundation Training: Full Day Module

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

ABI Awareness/Foundation Training: Full Day Module

3 December 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


This event is being hosted by VAADA, and facilitated by Dr Michael Takagi representing ARBIAS.

ABI Awareness/Foundation Training: Full Day Module

The aim of this introductory module is to provide participants with greater awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) due to a number of causes, including alcohol and other drugs. In this interactive workshop, videos, case examples, and group activities assist participants to examine the cognitive, behavioural, emotional, and social implications for people with an ABI. Strategies that can be used to help address these issues, as well as common behaviours of concern that can arise from ABI are covered. Basic behavioural intervention and support techniques are explored using the participants own experiences with working with individuals with ABIs.


On completion of this session it is anticipated that participants will be able to:

  • Identify common causes of ABI
  • Describe common deficits and disorders associated with ABI
  • Provide compensatory strategies for people with an ABI

Understand brain – behaviour relationships and the effects of ABI on behaviour
Understand behaviour management principles
Identify specific strategies when dealing with behaviours of concern
Implement basic behavioural interventions and support plans for individuals with an ABI

Event details

Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm. (register at 8.45am for a 9.00am start)

Venue: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Cost of $100 includes Eventbrite processing fee, handouts, and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). Coffee and tea on arrival can be purchased at nearby cafes.

Presenter Bio

Dr Michael Takagi is a clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience in the acquired brain injury field. Before coming to arbias in 2016, Michael worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne conducting research into the neurobiological and neuropsychological effects of substance misuse. He also worked as a neuropsychologist within the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service and helped children and their families recover after brain injury. In an addition to working with case managers and clients at arbias, Michael is a Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a consultant neuropsychologist for the Children’s Court of Victoria.

Terms and conditions

  • Registrations may be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the day of the workshop with a full refund.
  • ​Fees are payable, and will not be refunded for cancellations on the day of the training or for non-attendance on the day.
  • Organisations may send alternative candidates to attend training if the original candidate is not available.
  • By registering for this workshop, you are consenting to the terms and conditions of payment and refunds.

How to get there

Venue is a short walk from North Richmond Station.

Tram routes 12, 109

Bus along Hoddle Street


3 December 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


9412 5600
View Organiser Website


Catholic Leadership Centre
576 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
+ Google Map
9200 5200
View Venue Website