Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Theory, Models, Therapy and Outcome


By (author) Barbara A. Wilson, By (author) Fergus Gracey, By (author) Jonathan J. Evans, By (author) Andrew Bateman


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  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 24mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521841496
  • ISBN 13: 9780521841498
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 18 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 23 tables
  • Sales rank: 245,586

Product description

The aim of neuropsychological rehabilitation is to enable people with cognitive, emotional, or behavioural deficits to achieve their maximum potential in the domains of psychological, social, leisure, vocational or everyday functioning. Describing the holistic programme devised and adopted at the world famous Oliver Zangwill Centre and embracing a broad theoretical base, incorporating a variety of frameworks, theories and models, this book proposes an integrated approach to brain injury rehabilitation by an interdisciplinary team. The coverage explains the underlying principles involved, describes the group therapies employed, highlights a selection of real case examples and reviews the outcomes measured and achieved. This book is essential reading for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, neurologists, physiotherapists, social workers and nurses.

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Author information

Barbara A. Wilson is Founder of the The Oliver Zangwill Centre, Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire. She is also a senior scientist (visitor status) at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge and visiting Professor of Rehabilitation Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. Fergus Gracey is Lead Clinical Psychologist at The Oliver Zangwill Centre, Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire, and Honorary Clinical Associate at The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK. Jonathan J. Evans is Professor of Applied Neuropsychology at the Section of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK. He is also Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and was the first Clinical Director of the Oliver Zangwill Centre. Andrew Bateman is Clinical Manager and Director of Research at The Oliver Zangwill Centre, Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire, and Honorary Clinical Associate at The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.

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'... well-written and organized, deftly balancing theory and practice, while continuously keeping a finger on scientific evidence without neglecting the all-important client-centered orientation. ... this book contains so many useful guidelines and directions for research and practice in rehabilitation that it has much to offer those working in related or parallel fields of practice. ... This book is chock full of up-to-date research reviews, ready-to-use treatment programs, and ideas to stimulate any researcher or clinician. Think of it as a manual and desk reference all rolled up in a highly portable book.' Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Table of contents

Contents; Preface; Foreword Keith Cicerone; Part I. Background and Theory: 1. Towards a comprehensive model of neuropsychological rehabilitation Barbara A. Wilson and Fergus Gracey; 2. Evidence for the effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation Barbara A. Wilson; 3. Goal setting as a way of planning and evaluating neuropsychological rehabilitation Barbara A. Wilson, Jonathan J. Evans and Fergus Gracey; 4. The Oliver Zangwill Centre approach to neuropsychological rehabilitation Barbara A. Wilson, Fergus Gracey, Donna Malley, Andrew Bateman and Jonathan J. Evans; Part II. Group Interventions: 5. The Understanding Brain Injury (UBI) Group Barbara A. Wilson, Andrew Bateman and Jonathan J. Evans; 6. The Cognitive Group, part 1: attention and goal management Jonathan J. Evans; 7. The Cognitive Group, part 2: memory Jonathan J. Evans; 8. The Mood Management Group Kate Psaila and Fergus Gracey; 9. The Psychological Support Group Fergus Gracey, Giles Yeates, Siobhan Palmer and Kate Psaila; 10. Working with families in neuropsychological rehabilitation Giles Yeates; 11. Communication Group Clare Keohane; 12. Practically-based project groups Donna Malley, Andrew Bateman and Fergus Gracey; Part III. Case Illustrations: 13. Peter: successful rehabilitation following a severe head injury with cerebro-vascular complications Barbara A. Wilson; 14. Lorna: applying models of language, calculation, and learning within holistic rehabilitation - from dysphasia and dyscalculia to independent cooking and travel Leyla Prince, Clare Keohane, Fergus Gracey, Joanna Cope, Sarah Connell, Carolyne Threadgold, Jacqui Cooper, Kate Psaila, Donna Malley and Barbara A. Wilson; 15. Caroline: treating PTSD after traumatic brain injury Jonathan J. Evans and W. Huw Williams; 16. Interdisciplinary vocational rehabilitation addressing pain, fatigue, anxiety and impulsivity: Yusuf and his 'new rules for business and life' Fergus Gracey, Donna Malley and Jonathan J. Evans; 17. Judith: learning to do things 'at the drop of a hat': behavioural experiments to explore and change the 'meaning' in meaningful functional activity Fergus Gracey, Susan Brentnall and Rachel Megoran; 18. Simon: brain injury and the family - the inclusion of children, family members and wider systems in the rehabilitation process Siobhan Palmer, Kate Psaila and Giles Yeates; 19. Adam: extending the therapeutic milieu into the community in the rehabilitation of a client with severe aphasia and apraxia Jacqui Cooper and Andrew Bateman; 20. Malcolm: coping with the effects of Balint's syndrome and topographical disorientation Barbara A. Wilson; 21. Kate: cognitive recovery and emotional adjustment in a young woman who was unresponsive for several months Barbara A. Wilson; Part IV. Outcomes: 22. Is this approach effective? Outcome measurement at the Oliver Zangwill Centre Andrew Bateman; Index.