How to work with Traumatic Brain Injury Clients and their Families



Presented and developed by Nancy Holmes, PsyD, CBIS and Patricia Murray, MEd, NCC


This workshop will cut across all levels of therapeutic experience and is based on the fundamental belief that many disciplines may be required to treat and navigate a survivor into meaningful life beyond treatment.

Topics addressed during this workshop are from the perspective of the mental health/rehabilitation worker and include the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor and their family.  General themes include an overview of TBI to include emotional aspects, identification of TBI from a variety of settings, the survivor's treatment team, pre-rehabilitation, and rehabilitation and building a safety net for the survivor. 

Presenter Pat Murphy has personal experience with TBI and Nancy Holmes has years of experience working with TBI clients and their families.




Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs


Nancy Holmes, PsyD, CBIS


Nancy Holmes has a PsyD in Counseling Psychology, an MA in Psychology and Education.  She is licensed both in the states of Oregon and Washington.

Nancy has been in private practice since 1981.  Currently she has offices in both Portland and Redmond.  She works with survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families, chronic pain management, and other clients needing psychological treatment.

Ms Holmes is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.  She is a current board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon since 2009, the Brain Injury Association of Oregon since 2010, and the Oregon Psychological Association since 2005.





Patricia Ann Murray, MEd, NCC


Patricia Ann Murray has a Masters in Educational Administration, and a Masters in Educational Counseling.

Pat has 14 years of working with survivors, families, young people support groups and is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor herself.   After a TBI in 2001, through the process of rehabilitation, Pat used the skills, education and experience that she had in counseling as a Child Development Specialist.  She joined with other survivors and providers to develop a transitional model of support to empower survivors successful reentry into the community.  

Nancy is a member of the Oregon Counseling Association.  She is the founder and Executive Director of Brain Injury Help Center (BIAOR), a founding member and Vice President of BIRRD Song, and Associate Director of Brain Injury Association of Oregon.




Upcoming Dates and Registration


Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $155.00 USD

Campus: Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Oregon City, OR
Room:     Room C
Map:       Directions to our campus location.
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