This workshop is designed to cover a number of challenges faced by those who work in brain injury rehabilitation. The first topic addresses difficulties in providing holistic rehabilitation. Working as an interdisciplinary team as well as the need to address cognitive, emotional and psychosocial difficulties as part of a rehabilitation programme can be challenging. Furthermore, rehabilitation is provided in inpatient, day patient and outpatient settings, all of which lead to different approaches.
The second theme is concerned with the challenges faced when working with families. Should family members be therapists or is this too much to expect? Some families seem to know instinctively what to do while others expect rehabilitation professionals to solve all the problems for the family members.
The third topic addresses one of the most difficult issues faced by rehabilitation professionals, that of managing challenging behaviours. These include temper outbursts, shouting, swearing, physical aggression, disinhibition, poor self-control and refusal to cooperate.
This interactive workshop will cover these issues and make suggestions on dealing with the challenges faced.
Objectives of the workshop
- Participants will learn about the challenges involved in providing holistic rehabilitation programmes.
- To understand some of the problems involved in working with families.
- To be presented with some of the issues involved in understanding challenging behaviours.
- To be presented with ideas on how to deal with each of these challenges.
£95 | £60 (student rate)
About Robyn Tate
Professor Robyn Tate is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with extensive clinical experience in rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury. Robyn’s current appointment is Professorial Research Fellow at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, where she has worked for the past 11 years. Her research interests include instrument development, evidence-based clinical practice, early recovery and long-term outcomes after traumatic brain injury. She has supervised the research of more than 40 students and her publications include a 10-chapter book on outcome measurement and more than 90 journal articles and book chapters. Robyn instigated and is Program Director of PsycBITE, the Psychological Database of Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy, which was launched on the internet in 2004 (www.psychbite.com). She is Founding Co-Editor of Brain Impairment, the official journal of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and an Executive Editor of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.