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ARBD and Models of Care

Please join us for an interactive webinar to hear about existing Models of Care and practical tips for the management of ARBD

Meet Our Speakers

Kenneth Wilson MbChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych

Kenneth Wilson MbChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych is a retired Professor of Psychiatry (University of Liverpool). His clinical service provision has focused on the care of younger people with dementia and the development of services for people suffering from alcohol related brain damage. He has devoted much of his research to the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of depression in older, frail people. In 2012 the alcohol related brain damage service won the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists community team award and Professor Wilson edited the Royal College of Psychiatrists Guidelines (CR185) for the management of people with alcohol related brain damage. He has made a number of contributions to academic books and has published in scientifically reviewed press with regard to alcohol related brain damage.

Dr Julia Lewis MBBS, MRCGP, MRCPsych, MSc, MD.

Dr Julia Lewis a consultant addiction psychiatrist and clinical lead for addiction services in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. She is also a visiting professor with the university of South Wales where she is involved in research and policy development around ARBD. She has run an ARBD clinic within an addiction service since 2014 and was one of the authors of the Welsh Treatment Framework for ARBD. She is also a member of the working group developing the first UK clinical guidelines on the management of alcohol use disorders and is chair of the subgroup writing the section on ARBD. She is an amateur actor and published playwright and has been told on more than one occasion that she has too many cats.

Kate Schofield

Kate Schofield is a Social Care Worker working within the Glasgow City HSCP Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) Team, a community cognitive assessment and rehabilitation Team. Kate has previously worked within an inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification ward and for a Third Sector mental health charity, providing support in residential and community settings to people living with ARBD and mental health issues. Kate is passionate about raising awareness of ARBD;
prevention and harm reduction; and supporting people and their families throughout their recovery journeys to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Sarah Innes

Sarah Innes is a Specialist Occupational Therapist working within Glasgow City HSCP Alcohol
Related Brain Damage (ARBD) team. Sarah’s clinical experience is within inpatient and community mental health services working alongside people affected by substance use, mental health problems and cognitive impairment. Sarah supports people living with ARBD, their carers and families to adapt everyday life to live well with ARBD and achieve participation in everyday activities. Sarah works as part of a small multidisciplinary team to offer assessment and rehabilitative interventions on an individual and groupwork basis. She is passionate about ARBD Recovery and promoting early intervention for those who may be at risk of developing ARBD.

Diane Watson BSc OT Outreach Lead, Leonard Cheshire ARBD service Northern Ireland

Diane Watson has over 20 years experience working as a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and practice educator for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury. For the past two years she has specialised in the rehabilitation of Alcohol Related Brain Damage. In her current role she has developed an Outreach Service for those who have moved from residential rehabilitation to the community. She is also completing research in this area along with Queens University, Belfast. She is a member of Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Alliance ( NIADA), which facilitates co-operation among voluntary and community sector organisations supporting those affected by alcohol and drug use and their families. She has recently trained as a SMART recovery facilitator and presented at the All-Ireland
ARBD conference in March 2021.

Dr Stephen Smith

Dr Stephen Smith is a Clinical Psychologist working in the Penumbra Milestone ARBD Unit in Edinburgh for over 5 years where he has been involved in writing some of the rehabilitation programme, including the Penumbra ARBD Toolkit and the ARCI ( Alcohol Related Cognitive Impairment) Manual. He also runs workshops for frontline substance misuse staff working with people with cognitive impairment.

Amy MacNamara

Amy MacNamara is a is Specialist Occupational Therapist working as part of the MDT at Milestone working with ARBD and more recently working in the community with ARBD as part of a Test for Change post.

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