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Head Injury Education

A Group Therapy Manual

Format: Spiral bound
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Speechmark Publishing Ltd
Published: 1st Jan 1999
Dimensions: w 218mm h 300mm d 14mm
Weight: 1000g
ISBN-10: 0863882293
ISBN-13: 9780863882296
Barcode No: 9780863882296
This practical manual outlines a head injury education therapy programme for use with groups of clients with traumatic brain injury.(TBI) The programme covers introduction to TBI; types of head injury; cognitive problems covering memory; attention and organising difficulties, cognitive self help strategies; emotional problems and their causes; emotional problems; identifying self help strategies; interaction between cognitive and emotional problems; self help techniques. The 12 week head injury education programme includes photocopiable record sheets, overhead-projector masters; homework reading material and educational materials. The programme is sufficiently detailed to allow the user to implement it in their own clinical setting. Participants have the opportunity of engaging in group individual activities. The authors outline the causes and incidence of TBI as well as the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of brain damage, in particular they refer to the clients need for information and education and the problem of self-awareness following TBI.

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'This manual is an additional resource for an experienced therapist...the manual includes a review of theory, guidelines on running groups, outlines of 12 therapy sessions and photocopiable materials.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice 'Overall, the manual is practical and applicable to occupational therapists working in this field, and provides a good basis to starting group therapyprograms with the head injured population.' - Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 'Thus book provides a clear rationale for educating small groups of clients...This easy-to-use book provides 12 clear and smiple session plans.' - Therapy Weekly 'Difficult issues such as disinhibition and irritability are covered well. There are checklists and progress forms to make the recording of outcomes from the sessions simple and clear. This is an excellent, reasonably priced resource: I plan to use it very soon.' - Ashleigh Denman, Specialist speech and language therapist, RCSLT Adviser in head injury, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, RCSLT