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Next Frontier: Arizona Opioid Crisis – Aug 15th

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



RSVP | New Frontier 8-15 Duplicate registrations (based on e-mail addresses) will be deleted— you may register for someone else ONLY if you can provide their complete contact information, including email (WHICH MUST BE DIFFERENT DIFFERENT FROM YOURS)

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This is a LIVE  virtual event.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This event will be held over the Zoom platform.  You will receive an email invite to join the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Duplicate registrations will be deleted— you may register for someone else ONLY if you can provide their complete contact information, including email.

Dr. Suzanne O’Connor

The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona State Opioid Response Team invites you to join us for our live, virtual Training event.

The Next Frontier for Arizona’s Opioid Crisis:

Identifying Brain Injury in the Substance Abuse & Misuse Populations

Presented by Dr. Suzanne O’Connor
Saturday, August 15, 2020 • 10:00 – 11:30 AM (AZ)


(*if you miss the registration deadline, contact us at info@biaaz.org OR call / text 520-310-3301)

Join us for an exciting virtual training on the cause and effect of brain injury and substance misuse.

This training is free and open to the public.  We will cover topics such as an overview of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency, the often unexplored intersection of brain injury and opioid misuse, barriers to treatment for the brain injury community, and suggestions for substance abuse treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury.


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Suzanne O’Connor received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology in 2014. Her educational experience includes work in the areas of Neuropsychological assessment and Neurorehabilitation, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse Treatment, with research interests in behavioral addictions, neurorehabilitation, and assessment development. Her current projects include developing new groups to improve patient care and education, forming peer groups for doctoral level students and early career psychologist studying for board certification, and developing assessments. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology, and the Arizona Neuropsychological Society.

    Dr. O’Connor joined Rehab Without Walls NeuroSolutions Day Treatment Program in Phoenix, Arizona in June 2013 as an Intern, became a Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Resident in 2014, was hired on as an attending Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2017 and became the Director of Neuropsychology in 2018. In 2018, she was appointed as an Allied Health Professional in the Department of Medicine at Abrazo Central Campus where she worked in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and in Behavioral Medicine throughout the hospital. In 2019, Dr. O’Connor joined the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona to help raise awareness about brain injury survivors and opioid abuse. She has presented at conferences at both local and national levels and is the author of numerous research articles and publications in the area of assessments, behavioral addictions, and substance abuse following traumatic brain injury.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, raising awareness for adopting animals, gardening, attending car shows and concerts, photography, and frequenting the Valley’s great selection of restaurants.


    This training is brought to you by the Brain Injury Alliance State Opioid Response Team which provides counseling, resources, peer support, transportation, education, and programs for families impacted by brain injury and substance misuse.

    This publication was made possible by grant number H79TI081709 from SAMHSA. The views, opinions and content of this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of SAMHSA or HHS.


    August 15
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    BIAAZ | Statewide Polysubstance Misuse and Cognitive Impairment Workgroup