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Acceptance and commitment therapy and brain injury, a practical guide for clinicians, edited by Will Curvis & Abigail Methley

"Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Brain Injury discusses how acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can be integrated into existing approaches to neuropsychological rehabilitation and therapy used with people who have experienced a brain injury. Written by practicing clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists, this text is the first to integrate available research with innovative clinical practice. The book discusses how ACT principles can be adapted to meet the broad and varying physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural needs of people who have experienced brain injury, including supporting families of people who have experienced brain injury and healthcare professionals working in brain injury services. It offers considerations for direct and indirect, systemic and multi-disciplinary working through discussion of ACT concepts alongside examples taken from clinical practice and consideration of real-world brain injury cases, across a range of clinical settings and contexts. The book will be relevant to a range of psychologists and related professionals, including those working in neuropsychology settings and those working in more general physical or mental health contexts"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsement -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Part I Introducing ACT and Brain Injury -- Chapter 1 Setting the Scene: The Impact of Brain Injury -- My Story: Harriet Holmes -- Don't Strokes Only Happen to Old People?: Paul Twist -- Day Zero: Holly -- Backwards -- Forwards -- Chapter 2 Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Into Holistic Neuropsychological Rehabilitation -- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Following ABI -- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -- Openness -- Awareness -- Engagement -- ACT as a Treatment Approach for People Who Have Experienced ABI -- Conclusion -- Suggested Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 3 The Y-Shaped Model of Psychological Adaptation After Brain Injury: An Acceptance and Commitment Perspective -- Key Aspects of the Y-Shaped Model -- Relational Frame Theory and Its Application to Post-Injury Adjustment -- Clinical Illustration -- Conclusion -- Note -- Suggested Further Reading -- Part II Adapting ACT Approaches for Neuropsychological Presentations -- Chapter 4 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy With Children Who Have Experienced Brain Injury -- The Application of ACT Principles to Paediatric Brain Injury -- Working With Parents and Carers -- Conclusion -- Note -- Suggested Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 5 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Symptoms -- Theoretical Understandings of PPCS -- Clinical Approaches to Treatment -- Is ACT Effective in MTBI and PPCS? The Research Evidence -- Findings From the Clinic Room -- The Initial Session -- Ongoing Therapeutic Work -- Sleep Intervention -- Conclusion -- Suggested Further Reading -- References -- Chapter 6 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People With Moderate Or Severe Brain Injuries
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non fiction
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1 online resource (231 pages)
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