The book aims to acknowledge the complexity of working with clients who have an acquired brain injury but aims to give the interested reader practical and useable guides to develop their practice. Throughout the text, case studies and practical suggestions are forwarded to facilitate do-able practice. It is hoped that the book will become a gold standard in this particular area and is aimed at a range of professionals in training (for those responsible providing training in psychopathology, neuropsychology and psychotherapy), and those who have an interest in working with the issues commonly seen post acute brain injury rehabilitation settings.

part I|156 pages

Getting Started: The Essential Knowledge and Basic Skills for Successful Working in Acquired Brain Injury

chapter |9 pages


The very basic basics: definitions, prevalence, and consequences
ByHayley Entwistle, Gavin Newby

chapter ONE|14 pages

Behavioural neuroanatomy

ByRudi Coetzer

chapter TWO|39 pages

Neuropsychological assessment: the not-so-basic basics

ByAidan Jones, Simon J. Prangnell, Crawford Thomas, Gavin Newby

chapter THREE|48 pages

Therapy and engagement

ByStephen Weatherhead, Rudi Coetzer, Audrey Daisley, Gavin Newby, Giles Yeates, Phillippa Calvert

part II|164 pages

Being in Practice: Working with the Issues Faced by Real Clients with Acquired Brain Injuries Living in the Real World Assessment in Specific Contexts

chapter FIVE|20 pages

Low awareness conditions: their assessment and treatment

ByCrawford Thomas

chapter SIX|29 pages

Assessment of mental capacity

ByHelen Newby, Tracey Ryan-Morgan

chapter SEVEN|16 pages

Driving after acquired brain injury: rehabilitation and therapy

ByGavin Newby

chapter EIGHT|19 pages

Vocational rehabilitation after acquired brain injury

ByBernie Walsh

chapter NINE|9 pages

Opportunistic group work: service-based and community support group examples

ByStephen Weatherhead, Bernie Walsh, Phillippa Calvert, Gavin Newby

chapter TEN|16 pages

The use of emails and texts in psychological therapy after acquired brain injury*

ByGavin Newby, Rudi Coetzer

chapter ELEVEN|24 pages

Working with relationships in standard neuro-rehabilitation practice

ByGiles Yeates, Audrey Daisley

chapter TWELVE|26 pages

Supporting families and parenting after parental brain injury

ByRachel Skippon

part III|42 pages

Working with Professional and Organisational Systems

chapter FOURTEEN|16 pages

Thinking creatively about continuing professional development

ByGavin Newby, Stephen Weatherhead

part IV|12 pages

Making Sense of It All: Reflections and Insights

chapter FIFTEEN|10 pages

Epilogue: putting it into practice in the real world

ByGavin Newby