Uniquely Qualified: Medical Diplomas and Certificates

At the Roger R. Foisy injury law firm, we are constantly striving to expand our areas of expertise and improve ourselves, so we can be in the best position to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We believe it is imperative for lawyers to continually update their skills.

As personal injury and long-term disability lawyers, the more knowledgeable we are concerning medical topics and the human body, the better we are able to ensure our clients receive fair settlements.

To that end, Roger R. Foisy has completed various diplomas and certificates to allow us to better assist our clients.

Brain Injury Experience

One of Roger’s personal injury areas of concentration is brain injury.

  • Neurobehavioural Disorders: Their Origin, Nature and Rehabilitation, Level Two
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program covered the nature of neuropathology and provided an understanding of the mechanisms of brain damage in its early states.

     

  • Cognitive Interventions for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, Level Two
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program reviewed basic principles and theoretical underpinnings for working with individuals with cognitive impairments, as well as techniques for teaching critical skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, reasoning, and more.
 

  • Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury, Level One
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program covered information about behaviours after acquired brain injury that can affect a child’s learning and community participation, including: characteristics that impact classroom learning and behaviour, methods for assessing, education on treatment and social challenges from a functional perspective, and more.
 

  • Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery and Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury, Level One
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program provided a wide range of information, strategies, and techniques to better support people with acquired brain injury, including topics such as facilitation of cognitive function in everyday life, behavioural challenges, risk management and more.
 

  • Neuropsychological Assessments, Level Two
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program presented detailed information about the approaches and tools used in neurological assessments in order to understand the extent and impact of specific brain injuries, and how to use these assessments to improve everyday life.
 

  • Advanced Rehabilitation for Persons With Acquired Brain Injury, Level Two
    Brock University and the Ontario Brain Injury Association

This program covered brain injury across the lifespan, its impact on emotional dysregulation, and the factors of brain injury that cause rehabilitation to be more challenging.
 

  • 2015: Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
    UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

The 2015 TBI Conference featured speaker Kevin Pearce, a former professional snowboarder who suffered a severe TBI in December 2009 while training for the Olympic trials.
 

  • 2016: Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
    UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Many TBI experts conducted talks and workshops at the 2016 TBI Conference, covering topics from concussion awareness and care strategies, to lessons from the toughest TBI cases and strategies to handle them.
 

  • Heads Up! Concussion in Youth Sports
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heads Up is a free online course intended to teach adults (coaches, parents, etc.) about sports-related concussions, how to recognize them, and how to respond. It takes less than a couple of hours to complete, but the knowledge is invaluable. We highly recommend this course, now called “HEADS UP to Youth Sports”.

Medical School for Lawyers Program

Roger has received a diploma in a program called “Medical School for Lawyers” from the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. As part of this program, he took various courses, some of which included:

  • Medical School for Lawyers – Into the Anatomy Lab
  • The Catastrophic Injury Case: Quadriplegia, Paraplegia, and Spinal Injury Cases
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding the Medical and Legal Aspects of Brain Injury Litigation
  • Diagnostic Medicine: A Lawyer’s Guide to How Diagnoses Are Made

Executive Certificate in Conflict Management

Since 2015, Roger has been working towards the completion of the University of Windsor’s Executive Certificate in Conflict Management. This program has allowed him to hone his skills in negotiation, conflict management, and mediation. To date he has completed the following courses:

  • Dealing with Difficult People Workshop
  • Negotiation Course
  • Difficult Conversation Course
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop

These courses involve a combination of lectures, demonstrations, videos, and coached case studies, as well as group discussions and exercises to ensure participants emerge with immediately applicable, practical skills. With this certificate, professionals improve their techniques and strategies for engaging in difficult conversations, dealing with difficult people, and successfully navigating difficult situations.
 
Conflict management and mediation is a crucial competency for us at the Roger R. Foisy law firm, whether we are encountering a strongly opposing prosecution or a client who is stressed and suffering from chronic pain.

Chronic Pain and Disability

  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program
    University Centre for Research on Pain and Disability

We pride ourselves on assisting our clients with their rehabilitation goals, including those related to their workplace, home, or reintegration into the community.

PGAP is treatment program to help reduce disability associated with depression, pain, cancer, and other chronic conditions. This evidence-based program targets psychosocial risk factors for disability as points of intervention to complement existing clinical services.