New podcast:  Attorney Ken Jaray on Restorative Mediation & Healing in Brain Injury Cases.

This is a conversation with Ken Jaray, J.D., a pioneer in new approaches to personal injury cases. In Part 1, he tells us about his inspiring and unique approach to helping clients heal, through getting both emotional and financial resolution in their personal injury cases. In Part 2, we discuss the insurance industry's surprising response to restorative mediation.  Mr. Jaray and his law partner, David Webster, can be reached through the Restorative Mediation Project or at the Law Firm of Jaray & Webster LLC.

Fall podcast:  "What's Missing in Brain Injury Cases."

Don't miss including objective evidence about social and emotional changes in a disability or injury case. Personality change after TBI is an objective, neurological deficit. These symptoms are caused by damage to specific brain circuits, and can be demonstrated with objective, neuropsychological tests, just as cognitive deficits can. This was my presentation at the Michigan Brain Injury Association, for 1 hour CE credit. Email us for slides that go with the presentation to get 1 hour CLE credit for listening to this podcast with the slides.

Click on podcast title to download. These are .mp3 files, and should work on any mp3 player or iGadget. We hope to have these available through iTunes and other RSS feeds in 2011, but we're psychologists, not web geeks, so please forgive us for having to download these manually for now.

"Brain Science & the Law" podcasts (Answers About Brain Injury, © 2010-2011):

Protecting Clients with Brain Injury, 55-minute talk on why the standard neuropsych rap on brain injury is incomplete, with slides.
Note: The information in this podcast was accurate as of June, 2009. Most of it still applies, but new research is always being published. Our more recent CLE workshops keep up with the latest research.
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Dr. Valerie E. Stone

Credentials: Email Dr. Valerie Stone (vestone@gmail .com) Postdoctoral fellowships:
  • University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience, 1993-97
  • Cambridge University, England, 1997-98
Faculty appointments at:
  • University of Denver, 1998-2003
  • University of Queensland, Australia, 2003-2008