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.
Giles N. Yeates & Fiona Ashworth
Fergus Gracey, Peter Smits, Pieter du Toit, Jessica Fish, & Kate Psaila
Davod Todd & Mike Smith
Fiona Ashworth & Clara Murray
Jonathan J Evans & Breda Cullen
Giles N. Yeates & Christian E. Salas
Gavin Newby, Siobhan Palmer, Ndidi Boakye, Jo Johnson & Richard Maddicks
Giles N. Yeates
Pamela Klonoff & Erin Piper
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.