Lead Center:New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy an Online Emotion Regulation Intervention (EmReg) following TBI. EmReg is a comprehensive, skill-based intervention, informed by theories of emotion and emotional regulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and neuropsychological theories of frontal lobe functioning. It aims to increase emotional awareness and self-regulation, while accounting for TBI-related cognitive impairments.
It is delivered remotely using videoconferencing, in group format, for individuals experiencing emotional regulation difficulties after TBI.
Specifically, this study seeks to accomplish three aims: 1) Evaluate the efficacy of the Online EmReg intervention immediately post-treatment and at a 12-week follow-up assessment; 2) Identify factors that optimize the effectiveness of the Online EmReg treatment;
3) Explore the impact of Online EmReg on positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, and executive functioning.
The study design is a randomized control trial with a waitlist (WL) control group whereby the participants in the control group undergo the training after a 12 week waiting period. 104 subjects with TBI and self- reported emotional dysregulation will be enrolled.