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A hug is duct tape for the soul.

After a car accident that left both my wife
and myself brain injured, our marriage disintegrated.
In an effort to save our relationship we went to
a marrage coulselor. The counselor had absolutely
no training in TBI and no insight into the life changes
that occur due to head injury.

The psychologist asked us to discuss our
childhood experiences, and attempted to
make links to our present situation based on
past relationships. What many theripists need to
understand is that TBI often creates a new
person. An angry person, a sad person - a
person who cannot remember 5 minutes ago.

In most states psychologists are not required
to take courses on Brain-Injured individuals.
Most of their training involves psychiatric
conditions and interpersonal dynamics.
Now while brain-injured individuals
may experience depression, anger and mood
swings - a psychologist is out of his/her
scope of practice in the treatment of a client
with TBI unless specifically trained.

Seeking the help of a a clinical nueropsychologist
is a better route. A nueropsychologist has the best
training in anatomy of the brain, it's processes and
pathology, and therefore has the best chance of helping
TBI clients make progress. For more about nueropsychologists
including how to find one - please visit this link.

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