Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):15, 64, 3, 347-362
Article outlines the need for resilience-promotion interventions that target traumatic brain injury (TBI), summarizes the empirical justification for the use of an interdisciplinary approach, and provides an overview, with implementation specifics, regarding two newly designed interventions. Using the Brain Injury Family Intervention as a model, clinicians constructed two curriculum-based interventions grounded in resilience theory and drawing from the interdisciplinary approaches of neuropsychology and marriage and family therapy. They interventions developed are: (1) the Resilience and Adjustment Intervention, designed for individual survivors of TBI, and (2) the Therapeutic Couples Intervention, designed to increase relational satisfaction in couples following a TBI. By targeting different but complementary components of the family system, both interventions aim to promote a resilient response to brain injury.