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Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury

1st Edition

Edited by Giles N. Yeates, Fiona Ashworth


224 pages

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The psychological impact of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be devastating for both the person involved and their family. This book describes the different types of psychological therapies used to ameliorate psychological distress following ABI.

Each chapter presents a new therapeutic approach by experts in the area. Readers will learn about the key principles and techniques of the therapy alongside its application to a specific case following ABI. In addition, readers will gain insight into which approach may be most beneficial to whom as well as those where there may be additional challenges. Covering a wide array of psychological therapies, samples range from more historically traditional approaches to those more recently developed.

Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation as well as practitioners, researchers and students of psychology, neuropsychology and rehabilitation.


"Disorders of mood and personality are common after brain injury and addressing these problems should be an integral part of neuropsychological rehabilitation. This edited volume provides descriptions and explanations of the current psychological therapies employed in good rehabilitation practice for survivors of acquired brain injury. Readers are provided with accounts of cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, compassion focussed therapy, positive psychology, attachment-based psychotherapies and integrative psychotherapy for holistic rehabilitation. The contributors are experts in their field and any practitioner working in brain injury rehabilitation will recognise that this book is essential reading." - Barbara A Wilson The Oliver Zangwill Centre, Ely, Cambs.

"Despite dramatic advances in neuroscience over the past few decades, there is still no 'cure' or effective biological treatment for many of the long-term neuropsychological consequences a lot of our patients face after an acquired brain injury. Covering a wide range of therapy models and techniques, Psychological Therapy in Acquired Brain Injury makes an important contribution to the field of long-term psychological care of patients who have suffered neurological injury or illness. Technically sound whilst simultaneously also hands-on and practical, this is an essential book for anyone interested in the application of psychotherapeutic approaches to caring for patients with acquired brsin injury and their families". - Rudi Coetzer DClinPsy, Consultant Neuropsychologist & Head of Service, North Wales Brain Injury Service, UK.

Table of Contents

Editors Forward

Giles N. Yeates & Fiona Ashworth

  1. Application of the Cognitive Behavioural Approach to enhancing emotional outcomes following acquired brain injury (ABI).
  2. Fergus Gracey, Peter Smits, Pieter du Toit, Jessica Fish, & Kate Psaila

  3. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) after Brain Injury
  4. Davod Todd & Mike Smith

  5. Mindfulness in Neurological Conditions
  6. Niels Detert

  7. Personal Construct Psychology: Working with people with Acquired Neurological Conditions and their families
  8. Cathy Sparks

  9. Compassion Focused Therapy for Neurological Conditions
  10. Fiona Ashworth & Clara Murray

  11. Positive psychotherapy for neurological conditions
  12. Jonathan J Evans & Breda Cullen

  13. Attachment-based Psychotherapies for People with Aquired Brain Injury
  14. Giles N. Yeates & Christian E. Salas

  15. There is no such thing as a worthless conversation - Systemic working in acquired brain injury contexts
  16. Gavin Newby, Siobhan Palmer, Ndidi Boakye, Jo Johnson & Richard Maddicks

  17. Mind-Body Interventions in Neuro-rehabilitation
  18. Giles N. Yeates

  19. Integrative Psychotherapy for Holistic Neurorehabilitation

Pamela Klonoff & Erin Piper


About the Editors

Dr Giles Yeates is editor of the journal and book series Neuro-Disability & Psychotherapy, in addition to the Brain Injury book series (Routledgeac Books). As a clinical neuropsychologist in community neuro-rehabilitation, his clinical work and research focuses on the innovation of psychological therapies and support of relationships following acquired brain injury, and he has published widely on these topics. Dr Yeates is currently innovating the use of Tai Ji in neuro-rehabilitation.

Fiona Ashworth is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer who has worked with people with acquired brain injuries for over 20 years. She trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Oxford University and went on to work at the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation where her passion for working psychotherapeutically with people with acquired brain injuries began. She continues her clinical work alongside researching psychological distress and its amelioration following acquired brain injury.

About the Series

Current Issues in Neuropsychology

Current Issues in Neuropsychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art in areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of brain damage, behaviour and cognition.

Each volume is tightly focused on a particular topic. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview, with chapters contributed by international experts.

Each book will reflect an issue, area of uncertainty or controversy, with contributors providing a range of views on the central topic. Examples include the question of whether technology can enhance, support or replace impaired cognition, and how best to understand, assess and manage alcohol related brain damage.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology