On Saturday, September 30, Patti Foster (www.PattiFoster.com) and I will be presenting at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference in Nashville. (www.worldconference.net) It is a God-cool opportunity to share with other mental health professionals about how they can best support and help those in the brain injury community. So, I thought I would share a few tips that may be helpful to all of us.

  1. Listen with patience.
  2. Include the family in therapy.
  3. Educate yourself about brain injury.
  4. Be mindful of sensory issues…make adjustments in your office.
  5. Celebrate small victories.
  6. Hold on to hope as a life preserver.
  7. Know community and medical resources.
  8. Don’t step on silence.¬† Allow for cognitive processing.
  9. Develop coping strategies.
  10. Write things down.

Cheers,

Deana Adams, Ph.D., LPC-S

President/Founder

Hope After Brain Injury