chapter  4
The Neurocompromised Individual and the Family: Understanding the Experience of Estrangement
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Understanding the realities of neurobehavioral compromise is essential for the treating professional. As Chapter 1 indicates, mental health professionals are often not fully aware of the complex experiences and adjustments patients and families must confront. Not only must neurobehavioral family therapists possess extensive knowledge and training, but they need exposure to the patient and his or her family as he or she proceeds through the rehabilitation process.