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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): Role of Therapy Process Variables

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posted on 06.06.2019 by LEAH MATTEAU ZELENCICH
Anxiety and depression are common after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) but it is unclear whether associated cognitive impairments impede gains from psychological therapy. This study aimed to investigate 1) how therapists adapt Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to meet the needs of people with TBI and 2) which factors impact capacity to benefit from CBT adapted for TBI. Findings identified several therapist behaviours that can help to enhance treatment effectiveness. These included comprehensive facilitation of client engagement with therapy homework and compensating for poorer executive functioning. This is the first study to evaluate CBT in-session processes with a TBI sample.

History

Principal supervisor

Jennie Louise Ponsford

Additional supervisor 1

Nikolaos Kazantzis

Additional supervisor 2

Dana Wong

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Exports

Exports