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The potential of behavioural approaches for improving the lives of people with acquired brain injury is immense. Here that potential is laid out and explored with a thoroughgoing regard for clinical practice and the theoretical frameworks that underpin that practice. This book will prove an invaluable resource for clinical psychologists and the whole range of therapists working with patients suffering from acquired brain damage.
"This is an important and timely book that fills a gap in the literature. There are few other comparable texts that address the behavioural approach to rehabilitation at this level of detail. The material addresses clinical concerns as well as theoretical issues. It is supported by research evidence demonstrating the close links between clinical and research expertise." - Nadina Lincoln, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
"This book will be a valuable and practical resource for clinical psychology trainees and for qualified clinical psychologists working with brain-injured clients. It provides an accessible framework and illustrative case material to guide practice for professionals working with neurological rehabilitation, including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, nurses and doctors." - Professor Jane Powell, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, UK
A Brief History of Behavioural Approaches in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Assessment for Rehabilitation: Integrating Information from Neuropsychological and Behavioural Assessment. Planning a Rehabilitation Programme. Using a Behavioural Framework. Behavioural Approaches to Assessment and Management of People in States of Impaired Consciousness. Behavioural Approaches to the Remediation of Cognitive Deficits. Behavioural Approaches to Disruptive Disorders. Behavioural Approaches to Cooperation with Treatment: The Effects of Mood, Insight and Motivation. Educating Staff and Family Members in the Long Term Management of Behavioural Disorders.
Neuropsychological rehabilitation is influenced by a number of fields both from within and outside psychology. Neuropsychology, behavioural psychology and cognitive psychology have each played important roles in the development of current rehabilitation practice, along with findings from studies of neuroplasticity, linguistics, geriatric medicine, neurology and other fields. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: A Modular Handbook series reflects the broad theoretical base of the discipline, and is not confined to one conceptual framework. Although each volume is based on a strong theoretical foundation relevant to the topic in question, the main thrust of the majority of the books is the development of practical, clinical methods of rehabilitation arising out of this research enterprise.
The series is aimed at neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists and other rehabilitation specialists such as occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, rehabilitation physicians and other disciplines involved in the rehabilitation of people with brain injury.