Application of neuropsychology and imaging to brain injury and use of the integrative cognitive rehabilitation psychotherapy model
BACKGROUND: An early approach to cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) was developed based on A. R. Luria's theory of brain function. Expanding upon this approach, the Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapy model (ICRP) was advanced.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the ICRP approach to treatment of clients post brain injury and provide a comprehensive list of evaluation tools to determine the client's abilities and needs. Finally, to provide a link between CRT and functional imaging studies designed to improve rehabilitation efforts.
METHODS: History of cognitive rehabilitation and neuropsychological testing is reviewed and description of cognitive, academic, psychiatric, and substance abuse tools are provided. Cognitive and emotional treatment techniques are fully described. Additionally, a method of determining the client's stage of recovery and pertinent functional imaging studies is detailed.
RESULTS: Authors have been able to provide a set of tools and techniques to use in comprehensive treatment of clients with brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Inclusive treatment which is outlined in the ICRP model is optimal for the client's recovery and return to a full and satisfying life post brain injury. The model provides a framework for neuropsychologists to integrate issues that tend to co-occur in clients living with brain injury into a unified treatment plan.
Pedrotty M, Wong TS, Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Laatsch LK. Application of neuropsychology and imaging to brain injury and use of the integrative cognitive rehabilitation psychotherapy model. NeuroRehabilitation. 2021;49(2):307-327. doi: 10.3233/NRE-218028. PMID: 34420990.