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Understanding People Affected by Brain Injury: Practice Guidance for Social Workers webinar

BASW England is delighted to jointly host a webinar with the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) regarding the newly refreshed joint guidance for social workers working with people affected by brain injury. 

The training and guidance is essential for all social workers given that acquired brain injury is often unidentified yet responsible for long term issues and cognitive difficulties.

The webinar is relevant to all areas of social work practice and will include presentations from the following speakers followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

  • Dr Mark Holloway - Mark is a UK qualified and HCPC registered social worker with over 25 years experience of working with people with an acquired brain injury. His research interests include the neuro-functional approach to rehabilitation and support, family response to and experience of brain injury, the use of motivational interviewing and the impact of executive impairment and reduced insight upon functioning. He has provided evidence for the UK House of Commons and House of Lords regarding the impact of brain injury. He is an advanced member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, is a National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care Research Fellow and a former member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines writing committee in relation to supported decision making. He is a member of the leadership group for the National Mental Capacity Forum, Trustee of the Brain Injury Social Work Group and an Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology & Social Policy (University of Nottingham) 
  • Dr Andy Mantell qualified as a social worker from the University of Edinburgh in 1991. He worked in a range of areas, but specialised in hospital social worker, with people with neuro-disabilities. Since 2005 he has focused on training and education and he is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, at the University of Greenwich. He is a trustee for the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) and a  committee member for the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI).