Webinar: VR Implications of Working with the Family of Individuals with TBI


  • Date:
    Thursday: September 6, 2012
  • Time:
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    1.5 hours



  • Jill Houghton
    TACE Southeast, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University


**This is the fourth webinar in the TACE Helping Your Team Improve Employment Outcomes for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Webinar Series

The webinar will begin by reviewing the stages of the recovery process and the complex interpersonal issues relevant to family members who care for family members with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).  The participants will be exposed to the changes an individual with a TBI experiences and the various roles that family members play in advocating during the recovery process.  Specifically, this webinar will:

  • Identify the potential impact of TBI on the family and assist participants in developing an understanding of the recovery process and possible sources of stress;
  • Review the family  role in the “treatment team approach” in helping the family cope with the dynamics of TBI;
  • Discuss behavioral management strategies that assist the family in working as partners in developing solutions to address behavioral challenges; and,
  • Review the process of adjusting, coping, and factors that influence the rehabilitation process.

Objectives & Outcomes

The expected outcome of this webinar is that rehabilitation counselors will have counseling strategies and relevant resources that provide community assistance for family members of individuals with TBI.

Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

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PowerPoint Presentation