In our last Stewarts Soundbites for September, we were delighted to welcome Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr Donald Brechin as our special guest speaker for episode 4 of our Soundbites series.

Dr Brechin spoke about how individuals impacted by traumatic brain injury have coped from a psychological perspective throughout the different stages of lock down and what the challenges will be as we now emerge from it and establish a “new normal”.

See the recording below:

Stewarts Soundbites Episode 4 – In conversation with Dr Donald Brechin

 

About the guest speaker –  Dr Donald Brechin

Dr Donald Brechin, Consultant Neuropsychologist - Stewarts Soundbites

Dr Donald Brechin has been working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 25 years, and as a Consultant since 2003. Dr Brechin has extensive experience working with individuals and families with neurological conditions, physical health problems, and mental health problems. His primary motivation is in helping people make sense of the challenges that these conditions present, and to lead as fulfilling a life as possible.

Dr Brechin is Head of Adult Neuropsychology for the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the service covers County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire. Their work focuses on supporting people with the full range of acquired neurological conditions and their families. They provide neuropsychological assessment, neuro-rehabilitation, adjustment work, treatment for mental health difficulties, family support, and reablement. Dr Brechin is the Consultant Neuropsychologist for the Neuro-Oncology team and the Neuro-Rehabilitation team, and work primarily with brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, brain haemorrhage and progressive neurological conditions.

He also works independently providing medico-legal reports (e.g. neuropsychology assessments, mental capacity assessments) and private assessment and treatment for people with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions.

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Episode 3 recording

Webinar recording: Stewarts Soundbites Episode 3 – Overcoming challenges within a rehabilitation setting during lock-down and beyond.

Stewarts Soundbites Episode 3

We were delighted to have the founders of STEPS Rehabilitation as our special guest speaker for episode 3 of our Soundbites series. Associate Emma Lyons co-hosted with Senior Associate Chris Smith for a discussion with the founders of STEPS, Toria Chan and Jules Leahy, who discussed the challenges STEPS have faced during lockdown, how it has impacted their services and residents and how they have managed throughout.

View the recording here.

 


 

Previous Stewarts Soundbites

A series of bitesize webcasts designed to deliver concise and interesting updates, conversations and presentations on a range of topics, brought to you by our specialist lawyers and featuring some special guest speakers – Find out more.

Stewarts Soundbites Episode 2

 

 


 

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