Lisa Brenner on Treating Veterans

Lisa Brenner is a Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, and a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Psychiatry, Neurology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz School of Medicine, and the Director of the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She is the Research Director for the Department of PM&R. Brenner is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology. Her primary area of research interest is traumatic brain injury, co-morbid psychiatric disorders and negative psychiatric outcomes including suicide. She serves as the Research Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Brenner has numerous peer-reviewed publications, participates on national advisery boards, and is currently co-authoring a book regarding neurodisability and suicide.

Brenner delivered the Smith SSW 2017 Brown Lecture, Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide Risk Among Veterans. Before her lecture, she sat down for an interview and offered advice for social workers who are treating Veterans.