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Brain Injury-Focus on Behavioral Health Task Force



Connecting Military, Veteran and Civilian researchers with academic and clinical interests in our mission to:

  • Improve the lives of Service Members and Veterans with brain injury (BI) and behavioral health (BH) needs
  • Contribute to dissemination products, e.g., ACRM conference symposia, workshops, fact sheets, manuscripts.
  • Welcome researchers from academia, private institutions, government (DOD, VA).
  • Encourage members to invite colleagues.




Thank you for being a part of the Military/Veterans Affairs Networking Group! We love that the ACRM attracts the most passionate interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world. What an honor to collaborate with such driven individuals. We hope to meet with you at our upcoming networking group meeting.


MVANG Brain Injury-Focus on Behavioral Health (BI-FoBH) Task Force Meeting


Join us this month to discuss the 2024 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and new projects. We welcome your participation.

Save the date!


DATE: Second Friday of Odd Month
TIME: 1:00 PM ET

Meeting ID: 898 3738 0704
Passcode: 483459



Catharine Johnston-Brooks, PhD, ABPP-CN

Catharine Johnston-Brooks, PhD, ABPP-CN


Clinical Neuropsychologist
Marcus Institute for Brain Health

Shannon Miles, PhD

Shannon Miles, PhD


Clinical Psychologist
James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Tampa, Florida


  1. Publish one Information Education Page, including mentorship of members as needed 
  2. Submit 1-4 symposia to 2023 ACRM conference and 2-4 posters 
  3. Enhance collaboration among members by facilitating partnership


  1. TF members collaborated on variety of symposia to present at ACRM 2022 
  2. Initiated collaboration with VA ENCORE leads 
  3. Initiated the development of an IEP on strategies to enhance input from stakeholders around community reintegration 
  4. provided guest speaker briefing on requested topic (leading practices in dissemination)


  1. Submit the last two Pocket cards for IEP.
  2. Submit one to two symposia to 2021 ACRM conference and four posters
  3. Product development: Educational product for consumer and/or clinician
  4. Increase collaboration among Members by facilitating partnerships through networking at conferences and during monthly calls.
  5. Recruit 8-10 new members
  6. Collaborate Across Communities (MVANG-CR and HSRNG, BI-ISIG)
  7. Mentor 1-2 individuals who have never led development of a product.



  1. Fanello T, Johnston-Brooks CH, Miles SR, Eshel I, Paulin HB, Cogan AM. SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Military and Veteran cultural literacy: Beyond the VA and into the community. Symposium presented at: The 99th Annual Meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: November 2022; Chicago, IL
  2. Johnston-Brooks CH, Miles SR, Hartnack K, Montanari J, Bajor L. Veteran Service Organizations: Leveraging important community resources to
    assist veterans recovering from traumatic brain injury. Symposium presented at: The 99th Annual Meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: November 2022; Chicago, IL.