Practical Vocational, Neuropsychological, and Psychotherapy Interventions / Edition 1

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Overview

Addressing the critical issues in community re-entry in a very practical manner, this book is suitable for all members of a community re-entry or brain-injury rehabilitation team.
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Vocational, Neuropsychological, and Psychotherapy Interventions provides innovative guidelines for allied health members of the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation team with information to help achieve more successful vocational and psychosocial outcomes.
The book provides a very clear overview of critical components of neuropsychological information and the use of this information in vocational planning; examples of functional areas of cognition and neuropsychological assessment; the linkages between cognitive and behavioral impairments; the different categories of assistive technology; psychotherapy and behavioral interventions as well as successful vocational interventions; and, models of work access, including methods of supported employment, the development of a tailored job coaching program, and the specifics of utilizing natural supports.
This book is useful to anyone involved in neurorehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, rehab psychology, neuropsychology, and students in counseling programs or studying medical aspects of disability.

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Offers innovative guidelines for allied health members working with patients with traumatic brain injury. Provides an overview of components of neuropsychological information and the use of this information on vocational planning, gives examples of assessment, discusses links between cognitive and behavioral impairments, and looks at assistive technology. Other areas examined include psychotherapy and behavioral interventions, and supported employment. For all members of a community re-entry or brain-injury rehabilitation team. The editors are affiliated with the University of Washington. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849333156
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,156,637
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
APPLICATION OF THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION IN VOCATIONAL PLANNING AFTER BRAIN INJURY - Jay M. Uomoto, Ph. D.
Introduction
Neuropsychology as the Study of Brain-Behavior Relationships
Purposes of the Neuropsychological Evaluation
Traditional Psychological vs. Neuropsychological Evaluations
Physiology
Functional Areas of Cognition in Neuropsychological Assessment
Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessment in Vocational Planning
Utilizing a Neuropsychologist in Vocational Planning
Questions to Ask a Neuropsychologist: Suggested Approaches
Examples of Neuropsychological Reports
Appendix A: Further Reading
Appendix B. Common Neuropsychological Tests by General Cognitive Skill Area
Appendix C. Glossary of Common Terms in Neuropsychology
Chapter 2
COUNSELING INTERACTIONS FOR CLIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. and Robert T. Fraser
Introduction
Psychological Disturbances After Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuropsychologically Mediated and Organic Problems
Emotional Reactions to Injury
Pre-Injury Personality Characteristics
Psychological Assessment
Counseling Interactions and the Therapeutic Relationship
Specific Interventions for Cognitive and Behavioral Problems Related to Vocational Rehabilitation Procedures and Outcomes
Conclusions
References
Chapter 3
USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - C. Gerald Warren, MPA
Introduction: A Brief History and Definition of Assistive Technology
Why Use Assistive Technology to Help Persons With TBI?
Secondary Effects of Applying Assistive Technology
Impaired Functions That Limit Vocational Outcome
Behavioral Concerns in the Workplace
Maximizing the Clients' Residual Knowledge and Skills
An Emphasis on Computer Technology and Electronics to Augment Function
Use of Computer Technology
Augmenting Academic and Vocational Activities
Adapting Work Environments
Guidelines for the Use of Assistive Technology
References
An Introduction to Vocational Evaluation and Placement - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Chapter 4
THE BASIS OF THE PLACEMENT APPROACH: VOCATIONAL EVALUATION - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Basic Considerations
Hierarchical Steps in the Vocational Evaluation Process
Summary
References
Appendix A: U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act
Appendix B: Basic Vocational Evolution Framework
Chapter 5
THE AFFIRMATIVE INDUSTRY VARIATION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT - Brian T. McMahon, Ph.D., C.R.C.
The Affirmative Industry as Supported Employment
Specifics of Affirmative Industry Program Development
Program Benefits
Administration Barriers to Affirmative Industry Implementation
Caveats for Affirmative Industry in the Post-ADA Era
References
Chapter 6
CHOICE OF A PLACEMENT MODEL - Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D., C.R.C., and Rita Curl, Ph.D.
Introduction
Models
Forms of Employment Support
A Perspective on Co-Worker and Employer Training Programs
Benefits to the Co-Worker as Trainer Model in Providing Natural Support
Findings from a Co-Worker as Trainer Project in TBI Vocational Rehabilitation
Summary
References
Chapter 7
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION - Paul Wehman, Ph.D., John Bricout, Ph.D., and Pam Targett, M.Ed.
Introduction
Initiating and Maintaining a Supported Employment Program: Description of Supported Employment
Description of Supported Employment Models
Employment Specialists: Training and Recruitment
The Role of the Employment Specialist in Helping Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries Return to Work
Job-Site Training and Support Services
Customized Job Retention Services
Compensatory Strategies and Other Accommodations
Using Systematic Training Strategies on a Job Site: A Case Study
Using Positive Strategies to Manage Challenging Behavior
The Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Individual Supported-Employment Programming
Planning Extended Services
References
Index

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