chapter  6
A New Developmental Model of Adaptation to Traumatic Brain Injury
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There is both research and clinical agreement that the course of family therapy with traumatic brain injury (TBI) should vary with respect to the stage of the injury and subsequent rehabilitation process. As we have seen in previous chapters, use of a developmental model of family adaptation to the event and aftermath of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can potentially guide the practitioner in goals of therapy as well as timing and choice of intervention. The purpose of this chapter is to present a refmed developmental model relevant to TBI. One of the goals of this conceptualization is to provide a model useful for formulating early interventions for prevention of estrangement and burden within families of neurocompromise.