Intimacy: Sex, Drugs and Traumatic Brain Injury

March 20, 2013; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


A holistic approach to TBI care is key to a patient’s recovery. Learn how post-concussion symptoms and treatment can affect a patient’s close relationships and what you can do to help.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Factors that influence intimacy, e.g., the site of brain injury and post-deployment adjustment
  • Which prescription drugs are the most common culprits in libido and intimacy issues and alternatives to prescription drugs in the treatment of TBI symptoms
  • The role of couples counseling
  • Resources for providers to help patients and their partners deal with relationship and intimacy issues


Sally P. Cummings, Ed.D., FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner Concussion Care Clinic Department of Brain Injury Care Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sally P. Cummings, Ed.D., a family nurse practitioner, has 36 years of experience in medical care, intensive care, post-intensive care, teen health, occupational medicine, family health and TBI. She taught nursing for 22 years and was an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has written test items for the national family practice certification exam for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. She has worked with TBI patients for five years at Womack Army Medical Center.


Krista Guerrero Argiolas, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker Warrior Transition Brigade Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. Krista Guerrero Argiolas, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker for the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. As the senior social worker on staff for the brigade, the effects of her work can be seen across the spectrum of services offered. She co-founded a Sexual Health and Intimacy working group designed to address the unmet needs of service members. Before she came to Walter Reed, Argiolas held a clinical social work position at the Alegent Health Residential Treatment Center in Omaha, Neb., serving children ages 6-18 with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric challenges.

Continuing Education

This webinar has been approved for the following:

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
1.5 Credits by the American Psychological Association
1.5 Nursing contact hours as a co-provider with the American Nurses Credentialing Center
1.75 CE Contact hours for Physical Therapist and Assistant approved by the State of Illinois
1.75 CE Contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Assistant approved by the State of Illinois
1.5 CEHs for Social Work approved by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Committee for Social Work

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