Whatever it Takes—Adelaide—21–24 February 2017

Libby Callaway
Libby Callaway
Duncan Babbage, PhD
Duncan Babbage, PhD
Professor Barry Willer
Prof. Barry Willer

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to study with three experts in the area of rehabilitation, Professor Barry Willer from Buffalo University, USA in partnership with A/Prof. Duncan Babbage, an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation from the Centre for Person Centred Research and Director of the Centre for eHealth at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and Libby Callaway, a registered occupational therapist, having worked for the past 22 years in the field of neurological rehabilitation in Australia and the USA. Our Level One course will run from Tuesday 21–Friday 24 February 2017.

REGISTER NOWThe course is intensive and involves some evening work.

Learn about the course 

Level One Course Objectives

To explore:
• The link between the brain and behaviour and the consequences of brain injury.
• Behavioural and cognitive interventions for dealing with the most common issues presented by individuals with acquired brain injury.
• Significant issues that interfere with successful rehabilitation such as alcohol dependence, sexual inappropriateness, family conflict.
By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare Individual Development Plans for their clients using a multi-disciplinary based model.


• Introduction to the brain.
• Mechanisms and consequences of brain injury.
• Misconceptions of brain injury.
• Acquired brain injury as invisible disability.
• Principles of home and community-based rehabilitation: The "Whatever It Takes" model.
• Functional assessment (ICF) and goal setting.
• Cognitive rehabilitation.
• Mobile technology in rehabilitation.
• Behavioural interventions.
• Community integration.
• Vocational outcomes.
• Circles of support.
• Issues of risk and competence.
• Family issues.

Who Should Attend

Registrations are invited from all practitioners and professionals working in the area of brain injury. This includes speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, psychologists, rehabilitation counsellors, social workers, case managers and service managers. However, this course is not limited to those with professional training. Each year we have a number of people with brain injuries and family members on the course. They provide a wonderful addition to the class discussions and tell us the courses are highly beneficial for them too. If you're in this category we have a special rate for you that just covers our consumable costs and catering.

Additional Information

The course will run from 8.30am to 4pm on Tuesday through Thursday, and from 8.30am to 2pm on Friday. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Fees and payment 


  • Professional fee: early bird $990 incl. gst until 30 November 2016. Full rate of $1,320 incl. gst applies from 1 December, if course is not already sold out.
  • People with brain injuries, and their family members, if they are not in paid employment in the brain injury field: subsidised early bird fee of $385 incl. gst per attendee until 30 November. Rate of $660 incl. gst applies from 1 December.

Previous courses have sold out. Please register early to avoid disappointment. The course fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Cancellation insurance on airfares is advisable.

Registration and Payment

Registration is now open. REGISTER NOW


For all course enquires, email Libby Callaway, libbycallaway [at] neuroskills [dot] com [dot] au or telephone her on +61 421 356 359.