Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury by Louise Margaret SmithFamily Support Programs and Rehabilitation: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury by Louise Margaret Smith

Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain…

byLouise Margaret Smith, Hamish P. D. Godfrey

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The permanent effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not limited to the person who suffers the injury. People who care for the individual, particularly family members, suffer in various ways. Family members are often confused as to the behavioral and neuropsychological changes that they see in a brain-injured rela­ tive. They can become frustrated and angry when the individual does not return to premorbid levels of functioning. They can become tired and worn down from repeated problems in trying to manage the individual's difficulties while having only fragmented information regarding them. Drs. Smith and Godfrey have provided a useful service for family members by summarizing important neuropsychological changes associated with TBI and providing practical guidelines for coping with these problems. While the neuropsychological problems they describe are not completely understood, the authors provide a useful description of many of the neuro­ behavioral problems seen following TBI in young adults. They attempt to provide guidelines for family members that have practical utility in understanding and managing these patients. Theirs is a cognitive-behavioral approach that can have utility for this group of individuals. I applaud their efforts to provide something systematic and practical for family members.
Title:Family Support Programs and Rehabilitation: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Traumatic Brain…Format:HardcoverDimensions:222 pagesPublisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.

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ISBN - 10:0306449323

ISBN - 13:9780306449321

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Table of Contents

Psychosocial Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury. Approaches to Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Compensating for Cognitive Impairment. Enhancing Emotional Adjustment. Improving Social Competency. Fostering Family Adaptation. Evaluation of Outcome Effects. Summary and Conclusions Appendixes. Index.

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`[The authors'] book is a welcome addition to our body of knowledge that we can pass on to family members in an effort to assist them in coping with a loved one who has suffered traumatic injury to the brain.' from the Foreword by George Prigatano, Barrows Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona