From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation.
Barbara’s story shows how it is possible to have a fulfilling career alongside a successful family life, even when faced with the deepest of personal tragedies; the death of her adult daughter Sarah. Clinical and neuropsychologists will recognise Barbara’s influence on rehabilitation practice and her tireless aim to get what is best for people needing neuropsychological rehabilitation. It will inspire those with brain injury and their families who may struggle to make life meaningful, as well as encourage readers to stick to their beliefs and triumph in the face of obstacles.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Barbara A. Wilson has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 42 years. She founded the Oliver Zangwill Centre and the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She has won many awards including an OBE for services to rehabilitation.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Early life: wartime years
Chapter Two: Grammar schooldays in South London
Chapter Three: Marriage, babies and being a hippy
Chapter Four: University as a mature student
Chapter Five: My career starts: discovering brain injury rehabilitation at Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre
Chapter Six: Charing Cross, Southampton and Cambridge
Chapter Seven: Founding the Oliver Zangwill Centre
Chapter Eight: The death of Sarah, journey to the Cotahuasi Valley, finding The Compassionate Friends and the importance of family.
Chapter Nine: Return to work and my final years as a professional
Chapter Ten: Retirement and post retirement: The Raphael Hospital
Chapter Eleven: Other happenings
Chapter Twelve: Family and friends,
Chapter Thirteen: More About Travels
Chapter Fourteen: Final Thoughts