Head Injury Education: A Group Therapy Manual



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