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A Systems Model for Therapy with Brain-Injured Adults and their Families.
Family Systems Medicine
  • Philip W. Henry
  • John Knippa
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1985
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract

The authors suggest that because brain injury affects not only the injured person but other social systems, principally the family, psychotherapeutic treatment programs must acknowledge the effect of the injury on the family; the significance of the family's interaction with the patient; and the common behavioral, emotional, and neurological sequelae before devising interventions. Following a review of A. Luria's (1980) theory of brain functioning and the literature addressing the effects of brain injury on the family, common family reactions to brain injury are illustrated through 6 case examples. A systems model using strategic therapy is proposed. A team concept to treatment is encouraged. (14 ref)

DOI
10.1037/h0089673
Citation Information
Philip W. Henry, John Knippa and Charles J. Golden. "A Systems Model for Therapy with Brain-Injured Adults and their Families." Family Systems Medicine Vol. 3 Iss. 4 (1985) p. 427 - 439 ISSN: 0736-1718
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/20/