Brain Injury Coping Skills

Samantha Backhaus, Ph.D. and Summer Ibarra, M.A.

Brain Injury Coping Skills is based on the recognition that education and support are critical for helping families and survivors rebuild their lives and relationships after an acquired brain injury. Authors Backhaus and Ibarra have developed a comprehensive and unique program that is pragmatic and user friendly. The workbook provides detailed instructions and handouts covering modules on:


  • Healthy Brain
  • Effects of Brain Injury
  • Importance of Family
  • Expectations for Recovery
  • Challenges after Brain Injury
  • Stress Management Skills

Designed as a 16 week program with 20 sessions, research studies on the Brain Injury Coping Skills have demonstrated improvements in participants’ perceived self-efficacy, emotional status, anger control, and disinhibition. With an emphasis on stress management and neurobehavioral techniques, this program is ideal for out-patient rehabilitation programs, residential services, and community agencies.


ISBN# 978-1-931117-63-0
Pages 117 pages with CD for all worksheets
Year 2012